Accountability

Accountability starts with the institutional mission.

Through strategic planning, FGCU sets out goals for achieving its mission. Every unit of the University determines its mission in relation to the University mission and sets annual goals that are reported in a series of unit-based annual reports.


FGCU achieves accountability through a variety of mechanisms:

  • Federal and State reports
  • Reports to the University's Board of Trustees
  • Program assessment/review
  • External and internal surveys
  • Accreditation, both regional and specialized.

 Strategic Plan

To facilitate completion of the annual reports, units are provided with access to the Assessment & Accreditation Management System. Each reporting unit was asked to review its goals for the current academic year and align its goals with those of the University Strategic Plan.

The goals of the University Strategic Plan are derived from the review of the university’s mission. Actions taken in furtherance of attaining goals of the University Strategic Plan directly contribute to fulfillment of FGCU’s mission.


Student Achievement

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) constantly evaluates its success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission.


Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors' Regulation BOG 2.002, each year the University Board of Trustees must approve an annual report to be submitted to the Board of Governors that demonstrates progress toward meeting goals set for FGCU’s performance by the BOG and the fulfillment of its own stated institutional goals. The report reflects progress toward meeting many of the goals of the University Strategic Plan and it demonstrates institutional efficacy and improvement in mission fulfillment.

As depicted in the FGCU planning and institutional effectiveness model, the annual reports are used to describe how results of the assessment of unit goals lead to continuous improvement, mission fulfillment, and contribute to the development of the planning priorities for the coming year.

To facilitate completion of the annual reports, units are provided access to the university's assessment and accreditation management system.  This system was designed in house to guide the units through the annual assessment and reporting cycle. Each reporting unit was asked to enter its goals for the academic year and align its goals with those of the University Strategic Plan.

The goals of the University Strategic Plan are derived from the review of the university’s mission. Actions taken in furtherance of attaining goals of the University Strategic Plan directly contribute to fulfillment of FGCU’s mission.

FGCU Accountability Plan 2025 System Strategic Plan

Florida BOG PBF Metrics and IPEDS 8-Year Outcome Data

FGCU Student Achievement Goals

Institutional Performance in 2020 Institutional Threshold of Acceptability in 2020

Strategic/ Aspirational Targets for 2025

1. Percent of Bachelor's Graduates Enrolled (Continuing their Education) or Employed
(Earning $25,000+)
70.2 70 80
2.  Median Wages of    Bachelor’s Graduates Employed Full-time $39,000 $40,000 $43,200
3. Average Cost to the Student (Net tuition per 120 credit hours) $11,980  $15,000

$9,000 or below

4a. SACSCOC Key Student Completion Indicator (IPEDS 8-Year Student Outcomes)* 62.4 56 70
5. Academic Progress Rate (APR) (2nd fall retention with at least a 2.0 GPA, FT, FTIC) 75.2 77 90

6. Percentage of Baccalaureate Degrees Awarded Within Programs of Strategic

Emphasis

52.3 53 50

7.  University Access Rate [%

Undergraduates with a Pell Grant]

32.2 32 30
8. Percentage of Graduate Degrees Awarded within Programs of Strategic Emphasis 64.4 64 60
9. Percent of Baccalaureate Degrees Awarded Without Excess Hours 78.6 78 80
10. Number of Degrees Awarded to Hispanic and African American Students 833 740 820

 

 

Institution and Reporting year 2017 2018 2019 2020
Florida Gulf Coast University 57.6% 57.1% 58.2% 62.4%
Non-Pell Grant recipients 57.1% 56.6% 58.4% 63.0%
Pell Grant recipients 59.1% 58.2% 57.9% 61.3%
First-time, full-time  54.1% 54.5% 57.1% 61.5%
First-time, part-time  36.7% 36.1% 27.8% 35.1%
Transfer, full-time  68.2% 66.4% 64.6% 70.9%
Transfer, part-time  49.9% 50.6% 53.3% 55.7%
Women 55.6% 60.0% 60.8% 67.6%
Men 59.3% 53.6% 54.8% 55.6%
Black 59.1% 56.6% 61.0% 68.3%
Hispanic 60.5% 57.1% 60.8% 64.1%
White 57.3% 57.8% 58.0% 62.3%