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Fort Myers, Florida (FL) Colleges and Universities

There are 17 schools within a 25-mile radius of Fort Myers, FL. Learn about the schools with the largest student populations, highest graduation rates, lowest costs, and closest proximity to Fort Myers to find the school for you.

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The 17 schools near Fort Myers include a state college, a public university, technology schools, and a variety of specialty schools. Given the variety of options, students should review data from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), covering valuable evaluation criteria such as location and price.

Schools Closest to Fort Myers, Florida

For students who value proximity to Fort Myers, there are a couple of schools within a 2-mile radius of the city. The remaining schools are a short drive away, and offer awards ranging from certificate to doctorate. Here are the 5 schools that are closest to Fort Myers:

  • Fort Myers Technical College (1.9 miles away)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (2.0 miles away)
  • Southern Technical College (4.6 miles away)
  • Florida SouthWestern State College (5.3 miles away)
  • Keiser University-Ft Myers (6.7 miles away)

Largest Schools Near Fort Myers, Florida

If you value the experience of a large school, Fort Myers does not have many options to choose from. There are 2 moderate-sized schools with roughly 15,000 total students each. The remaining 15 schools near Fort Myers have approximately 1,000 or fewer students. Here is a list of the 5 largest schools near the city:

  • Florida SouthWestern State College (15,709 total students)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (14,833 total students)
  • Southern Technical College (1,023 total students)
  • Fort Myers Technical College (742 total students)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Fort Myers (317 total students)

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  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

The NCES reports the net costs for schools in the Fort Myers area for the 2014-2015 academic year. The net price is determined by subtracting the average amount of institutional or government aid that full-time students receive from the total cost of attendance. Schools in the Fort Myers area have net prices that range from about $6,500-$23,500. The following are the five colleges in the Fort Myers area that offer the lowest net prices.

  • Cape Coral Technical College ($6,567)
  • Florida SouthWestern State College ($7,624)
  • Fort Myers Technical College ($9,329)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University ($13,771)
  • Southern Technical College ($15,554)

Highest Graduation Rates

According to the NCES, non-profit colleges in the Fort Myers area have graduation rates that ranged from 32%-57%. The rates reflect students who completed their studies within 150% of normal graduation time (that is, three years for an associate degree or six years for a bachelor's degree). The schools listed below had the highest graduation rates in the Fort Myers region:

  • Cape Coral Technical College (57% graduation rate)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Fort Myers (55% graduation rate)
  • Fort Myers Technical College (44% graduation rate)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (43% graduation rate)
  • Southern Technical College (39% graduation rate)

In order to make an informed and confident selection, it is strongly encouraged that students place heavy emphasis on evaluation criteria including: Price, location, size, and graduation rate.

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