Established in 1991, Florida Gulf Coast University is a public research university situated in a beautiful city named Fort Myers in Florida. It belongs to the twelve members of the Florida State University system and is its second-youngest member. The integrated undergraduate and graduate programs of Florida Gulf Coast University provide students with outstanding innovation capabilities. The university's academics are split into six main colleges: Whitaker School of Engineering, Lutgert School of Business, Marib School of Health and Public Service, School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, and Honors School which offers 58 different types of bachelor's, 25 different master's, six doctoral degrees, and twelve graduate certificates. The university seeks academic excellence in developing selected courses and centers of excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, health professions, business, and marine and environmental sciences. The university emphasizes student-centered innovative teaching to promote and practice environmental sustainability, embrace diversity, establish community partnerships, value public service, encourage civic responsibility, and cultivate the habit of lifelong learning and discovery of new knowledge.