Colleges and Universities
Ave Maria University: Ave Maria University is a vibrant university located in beautiful Southwest Florida. It is an academic institution that pledges faithfulness to the teachings of the Catholic Church and is committed to offering one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available, as well as opportunities for specialized study in all of the sciences and humanities.
Ave Maria School of Law: A fully ABA accredited institution, AMSL promotes an educational philosophy that emphasizes the moral foundations of the law, presents insights from the Catholic intellectual tradition, and encourages a broader perspective of the law and its role in society.
Florida Gulf Coast University: Florida’s tenth state university, FGCU is a regional comprehensive institution of higher education and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs of strategic importance to Southwest Florida and beyond.
Florida SouthWestern State College: With the first students admitted to then Edison Junior College in the fall of 1962, the college continues to provide students with the opportunity to fulfill their professional goals. On July 1, 2014, the college was renamed Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). The college offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Baccalaureate degrees, as well as various certificate programs.
Hodges University: Founded in 1990 as International College, Hodges University has established itself as one of the premier private universities in the state of Florida. Hodges offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate degrees as well as other programs that enhance the ability of students to achieve personal or professional objectives.
Immokalee Technical College (iTECH): The mission of iTECH is to provide rigorous and relevant real-world educational experiences using both traditional and distance learning models in order to qualify students for employment and career advancement.
Lorenzo Walker Technical College: The mission of the Lorenzo Walker campus is to provide rigorous and relevant educational experiences that prepare all students with both the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in their chosen careers and in further postsecondary education as desired.