Flagler College makes a difference.
Throughout our city, our county, and our community, the impact of the College is felt in ways large and small. In addition to delivering significant cultural and economic benefits to St. Johns County and the City of St. Augustine, the College also provides a steady supply of talented and high-achieving students and graduates who bring vision and leadership to our region. Consider the Flagler College impact:
Economic vitality. A recent independent study demonstrated that Flagler’s economic impact on the First Coast is $218 million annually.
- Flagler College has more than 3,000 alumni working in the Northeast Florida community.
- The College provides full- and part-time employment opportunities for more than 400 people.
- Visitors who came to St. Augustine because of Flagler College brought more than $18 million in new money to Northeast Florida in 2011.
Historic stewardship. The College is committed to historic preservation and has spent more than $60 million on its historic buildings. Twelve campus buildings are classified as historic buildings; two are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and one is designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Civic collaboration. Flagler’s 30+ student clubs and organizations participate in programs that help local children, seniors, the homeless, and other community groups. In addition, many Flagler professors create innovative “Community Integrated Education” projects for their students that bring the energies of the classroom out into the world.
Cultural texture. Each year, Flagler College hosts and sponsors hundreds of events that invite the community to participate in the rich cultural, dramatic, artistic, athletic, and intellectual life of our region. Here’s just a sampling:
- The Flagler Forum. For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state, and federal government.
- Ideas & Images. The Flagler College Ideas & Images series features an international composition of artists and authors, each introducing a fresh and creative component to the greater St. Augustine community.
- WFCF. WFCF 88.5 FM, Radio with a Reason, is a non-commercial, educational radio station staffed by students in the Flagler College communication department and community volunteers. WFCF was founded to provide a source of quality radio programming for the greater St. Johns County area and to provide a superior learning environment for students majoring in journalism and documentary production at Flagler College.
- Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum offers Flagler College students and the Northeast Florida community a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art through student and professional exhibitions.
- Sporting Events. As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Peach Belt Conference, Flagler College participates in games and tournaments that create a lively sporting community for fans of baseball, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, softball, cross country, soccer, and more. Students of the St. Johns County School district are admitted to all events -except conference championships- free of charge.
- Sports and Summer Camps. Flagler College Athletics offers a wide range of summer camps and clinics for school-aged and college-aged participants.
- Historic Tours. The College provides daily tours of its historic facilities; these tours are free for residents of St. Johns County.