Celebrating nearly 50 years of educational opportunities and community involvement throughout Southwest Florida, Edison State College offers 10 Baccalaureate and 18 Associate in Science degrees, in addition to Associate in Arts degrees that support over 500 Baccalaureate majors. Students can also choose to earn professional certificates. The educational paths offered are designed to answer the career demands of a local, regional and national market. With three campuses and a center that cover five counties, Edison State College is well-positioned to continue meeting the educational needs of the region.
Started in 1962 and tucked within the heart of Fort Myers, the Lee County Campus now encompasses 142 acres of shaded walking paths that lead to 23 buildings, including the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.
With an eye towards offering more educational opportunities in Southwest Florida, Edison State College opened its Collier Campus in Naples in 1992. Just minutes from all that makes Naples paradise, this 80-acre, 14-building campus embraces environmental initiatives with sustainability programs that include recycling programs and four, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified buildings.
In 1997, the Charlotte Campus opened and now offers students a beautiful setting on 175 acres and 12 buildings that pay architectural homage to early century schoolhouses with their distinct red brick finishes. Klein Tower is the visual focal point for the campus and surrounding communities.
Established over 15 years ago, Edison State College’s Hendry/Glades Center in LaBelle opened its current location off Cowboy Way in 2009. With seven classrooms, four computer labs, math, writing and academic success centers, and separate student and study lounges, this center is poised to take the next step with expansion plans in the near future.
Overall, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and most affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State today serves more than 24,000 students annually in five counties and online.