Mission: The mission of Florida SouthWestern State College is to inspire learning; prepare a diverse population for creative and responsible participation in a global society; and serve as a leader for intellectual, economic, and cultural awareness in the community.
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Four Florida SouthWestern State College faculty and staff members have been named winners of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award for 2018.
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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. Please visit our Academics page to learn more about our programs.
Lee County Campus, renamed the Thomas Edison Campus in 2014, has 24 permanent structures, including the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.
The Collier County Campus opened in March of 1992. The beautiful campus, which includes four, state-of-the-art, energy- and environmentally-efficient buildings, is located on an 80-acre site near State Road 951 and Rattlesnake Hammock Road, in south Naples within Lely Resort. The Charlotte County Campus opened in 1997. Located on a wooded site on Airport Road in Punta Gorda, the campus features an observatory. FSW also provides services to students in Hendry and Glades counties on its Hendry/Glades Center located in LaBelle.
FSW is governed by its District Board of Trustees composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee counties. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor of Florida.
Florida SouthWestern State College is committed to providing an educational and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. All programs, activities, employment and facilities of Florida SouthWestern State College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veteran's status. The College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal access or equal opportunity should be addressed to Title IX/Equity Officer, Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919, (239) 489-9051.
Florida SouthWestern State College will be the catalyst for creating an innovative education system which provides accessible educational pathways that prepare students to be enlightened and productive citizens.
We value student success, integrity, intellectual inquiry, and academic rigor.
The mission of Florida SouthWestern State College is to inspire learning; prepare a diverse population for creative and responsible participation in a global society; and serve as a leader for intellectual, economic, and cultural awareness in the community.
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INCREASING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Perks of Working in Paradise
Here in South West Florida we bask in warm sunny days, cooled by the breeze coming off the Gulf of Mexico.
Access to 25 plus beaches in SWFL, and hundreds more throughout the state!
Numerous parks, recreational and wildlife areas to explore.
Within driving distance of 11 professional sports teams, 15 spring training fields and a vast variety of collegiate athletics. Not to mention, Disney!
Affordable housing offering unique lifestyles and friendly, diverse communities.
SWFL is home to many fine sports & entertainment venues. Venues located on the Fort Myers campus include the recently renovated Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and the newly opened Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Also nearby are Artis-Naples, Germain Arena, JetBlue Park – spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and Hammond Stadium – spring training home of the Minnesota Twins.
Exceptional Education System
Florida SouthWestern State College Collegiate High School-Lee is currently rated the 3rd best school in the state.
FSWC-Lee has earned AdvancED STEM accreditation and is the first and only public charter school in Florida to earn this distinction.
Ten award winning colleges and universities that offer a wide range of degree programs.
Strong public school districts, some of which rank in the top 15 counties in Florida.
Great vocational technical institutions offering specialized education meeting various employer-driven occupations.
Choice of private and charter schools.
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I worked at Florida SouthWestern State College full-time
Friendly co-workers, great management, health-conscious atmosphere, stability.
Gov job bureaucracy. It's hard to move up unless vacant positions are posted and you compete for them. Par for the course.
I applied online. I interviewed at Florida SouthWestern State College (Fort Myers, FL) in January 2013.
5 people around a table asking questions for over an hour. Many of the questions were difficult to respond to. They wanted to know why I wanted the job and why I was not currently working. They wanted to know very personal details about me as a person. It was not an interview based on my skills or professional history. It was much closer to being interviewed for an aid position where I would have been working closely with the elderly or very young. I felt very invaded.