10 years in Tallahassee
Mar 4, 2011
Flagler College celebrates a decade at its second campus at Tallahassee Community College
In 2000, Flagler College opened a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College — a first-of-its-kind partnership between a traditional private college and a two-year school.
Flagler Tallahassee Dean John Bruno calls the campus there a hidden secret. “I tell people I’m the dean of Flagler College and they say, ‘You commute all the way to St. Augustine?’ ” he said with a laugh.
But the campus in the state capital, which is best known as the home of Florida State and Florida A&M universities, gets better known every year. Bruno said Flagler grads there are highly sought-after by area schools and businesses like local accounting firms.
“Students move from Flagler into the community,” he said. “This fills a local need, and our students are in high demand.”
Ten years after the start of Flagler’s Tallahassee campus, here are 10 things you should know:
- There are 483 students in Flagler’s Tallahassee program.
- There have been 1,203 Tallahassee graduates since 2000 — 10 percent of all Flagler alumni.
- When the Tallahassee campus first started, students could receive a degree in business administration or elementary education. Today there are also degrees in accounting and exceptional student education.
- Related Story: Flagler College – Tallahassee graduate Phil Pradere goes on to get his master’s in finance from Harvard.
- The median age of Tallahassee students is 27.
- There are 154 classes taught each semester.
- Students take classes on the campus of Tallahassee Community College, which has more than 19,000 students enrolled.
- Flagler was the community college’s first university partner, allowing students to move from their two-year associate’s degree straight into Flagler’s program to earn their bachelor’s degree. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Barry University and Saint Leo University now also have programs there.
- There are 11 full-time faculty and 49 adjuncts at the Tallahassee campus.
- Most students are non-traditional, meaning they’re usually older, primarily taking classes at night and often working full time during the day.