Ave Maria School of Law
1025 Commons Circle, Naples, 239-687-5300
An independent law school in the Catholic tradition that is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, located on a 12-acre campus near the Vineyards community
Established: Founded in Michigan in 2000, relocated to Naples in 2009
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, 239-280-2500
A private university in the Catholic tradition with a campus in the town of Ave Maria northeast of Naples offering 33 bachelor’s programs
Highest degrees: Master of Theological Studies, PhD and MA in theology
Established: Founded in Michigan in 1998, relocated to Naples in 2003, permanent campus completed in 2007
Sunrise Building, 12381 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 502, Fort Myers, 239-278-3041
The second-largest private, Catholic university in the Southeast, with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs offered in Fort Myers and online.
Highest degrees (Fort Myers): MAA, MPA, MSW
Enrollment (Fort Myers): 150
Tuition and fees: $29,850
4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-482-0019 or 800-466-0019
2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, 239-513-1122 or 800-466-8017
A private four-year college with campuses in Collier and Lee counties, with degree programs in career-related disciplines
Highest degrees: MBA, MCJ, MCIT, MIS, MPA, MSM, MPS, MMHC
Keiser University has 18 campuses in Florida and offers degrees in more than 100 doctoral, specialist, master’s, bachelor’s and associate fields.
9100 Forum Corporate Parkway Fort Myers, 239-277-1336
Nova Southeastern University
3650 Colonial Court, Fort Myers, 239-274-6070
Florida’s largest independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education based in Fort Lauderdale offers undergraduate, graduate, and specialist degrees at its Student Educational Center in Fort Myers.
Highest degrees: MBA, DO, JD, DBA, EdD, PhD
Enrolled: 755 in Southwest Florida
9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Suite 100, Fort Myers, 239-477-2100
Private, regionally accredited college with a focus on business, design, education, health sciences, justice, nursing and technology, as well as professional certifications. It offers some full degrees through online courses. Past college coursework, military transcripts, course waivers, and industry certifications maximize credits and reduce overall costs.
Highest degrees (Fort Myers campus): MH, MS in Data Science, MSHR, MSN
Local enrollment: N/A
Established: 2008 in Fort Myers; 1900 in St. Paul, Minn.
Tuition: Dependent on program, location