Edison College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 60210
Fort Myers, FL 33906-6210
Tel: (239)489-9300
Free: 800-749-2ECC
Admissions: (941)489-9349
Fax: (239)489-9399
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.edison.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 80-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 10,642. Students come from 21 states and territories, 45 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 70% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/18. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, African-American Student Association, Latin-American Student Association. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 181,085 books and 10,297 audiovisual materials. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Edison Community College campuses are located on the sunny coast of southwest Florida, between Naples and Tampa. The climate is semitropical. The offshore islands have many attractive beaches, and majestic Royal Palms line the streets. All modes of transportation serve the area. Tourism, commercial fishing, shrimping and livestock production are important industries. The community facilities include churches of all denominations, hospitals, little theater groups, dances, and lecture halls. The saltwater bays and freshwater lakes nearby are among the finest fishing grounds anywhere. Other sports include boating, hunting, horseback riding, golf, bowling, tennis, shuffleboard and greyhound racing in Bonita Springs. TECO Arena is home to minor league hockey and basketball teams. A minor league baseball team also plays in Fort Myers. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins have their spring training camps in Fort Myers.

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