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10 years in Tallahassee

Mar 4, 2011
by Staff

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:

  1. There are 483 students in Flagler’s Tallahassee program.
  2. There have been 1,203 Tallahassee graduates since 2000 — 10 percent of all Flagler alumni.
  3. 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.
  4. Related Story: Flagler College – Tallahassee graduate Phil Pradere goes on to get his master’s in finance from Harvard.
  5. The median age of Tallahassee students is 27.
  6. There are 154 classes taught each semester.
  7. Students take classes on the campus of Tallahassee Community College, which has more than 19,000 students enrolled.
  8. 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.
  9. There are 11 full-time faculty and 49 adjuncts at the Tallahassee campus.
  10. Most students are non-traditional, meaning they’re usually older, primarily taking classes at night and often working full time during the day.
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