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5250 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34235
p. 941-379-0404
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Argosy University-Sarasota

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Argosy University is a for-profit educational institution that operates several campuses throughout the United States. The university was formed in early 2001 with the merger of the three other colleges. Certificates, bachelors, masters, doctoral, and post doctoral programs are available at the university. It even provides several online programs to accommodate those who are unable to attend traditional classes.


Programs are offered through the following departments:

  • College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Undergraduate Studies
  • Plus, Counselor Education and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees are offered.

    Students can enroll in online programs as well for MBA, Master of Education programs, Master of Science, and doctoral programs in business and psychology. Details about the online programs can be found here.

    Most Popular Fields of Study

    Unique Programs

    Flexible learning programs that provide working students the advantage of receiving a quality education through self-paced lessons are available. Apart from weekend or evening programs at the college, students can opt for distance learning and online learning programs. The university also offers blended learning formats where you can attend classes and even take online lessons for some courses.

    The Outreach Program is specially designed for large corporations and companies that want to provide training programs in healthcare, business and personal development to their employees. All training programs are conducted by faculty and leading industry professionals, which ensures that your employees receive the best training.


    Students can schedule an appointment with academic counselors through their online system and visit the campus to see the facilities and academic provisions. Students can also apply online when admissions open in the Fall and Spring sessions.

    General Admission Requirements

    Official high school transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. In the absence of high school documents, students can submit GED scores, ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER scores. In addition to this, students must also have an associate or a bachelor degree from an accredited institute with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

    Associate Degree Requirements

    Students applying for associate degree programs must provide ACT or SAT scores in addition to all education transcripts and a personal statement or essay.

    International Students

    Apart from providing all educational transcripts and SAT scores, international students must provide TOEFL scores as well. A photocopy of the I-94 form, passport and visa are also required. For more information about requirements for international students, please contact the Admissions Office.

    Financial Aid

    Students are encouraged to apply for student loans and federal grants, if they are eligible. Additionally, they can also apply for scholarships organized by local or civic bodies.

    To start the financial aid process, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the university’s own Institutional Application for Financial Aid. Students are eligible to receive federal grants, loans, and financial benefits through work study programs. The university has also partnered with many personal lending services, which can help you get financial aid for your program.

    Several scholarship programs, ranging from $1000 to $5000 per year, that the university provides to meritorious students such as the leadership award, alumni award, and merit award are available to qualifying students. Contact the university to find out the requirements for these scholarships.

    Military veterans can take the advantage of special military benefits programs that include education stipends and spouse benefit programs. These include:

  • GI Bill Program: Students are eligible to receive education stipends that can help pay tuition costs.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program: The Yellow Ribbon program provides educational assistance to 9/11 veterans and their dependents.
  • Military Spouse Benefits: Married partners of military veterans can receive up to $4000 in education assistance.
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    Most students are residents of Sarasota that travel to the university campus for their classes. Out-of-state and international students can rent apartments in neighboring areas since student housing is not available through the campus.

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Local Community

    After classes, there are unending choices for interacting with fellow students, finding new friends, and taking time off from studies. Being a beach city in Florida, Sarasota attracts many visitors throughout the year. Sarasota is also famous for its rich cultural life with theatre performances, ballet, opera, and film festivals that take place round the year. Of particular mention are the Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Chalk Festival, and the Ringling International Arts Festival.

    If historic architecture is your thing, then you will find several restored early 19th century masterpieces that dot the landscape of the city. All of these are registered on the National Register for Historic Places.

    The city is a popular golf and sport fishing destination because of its year round warm climate. Coupled with a night life that makes the city come alive, no wonder Sarasota is the perfect destination for beach travelers. Studying here will ensure that you have lots of fun along with obtaining an academic degree.


  • Sonja Fisher, Mrs Corporate America 2009
  • Melissa Hammel, among the top 50 Most Distinguishable Wealth Managers, Bloomberg
  • Audrey Wicks, Jeff Award Winner
  • Accreditation

    The institution as a whole is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Further, the EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision program is accredited the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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    Campus Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault N/A N/A
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
    Rape N/A N/A
    Robbery N/A N/A
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary N/A N/A
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft N/A N/A
    Arrest N/A N/A

    Local Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 People
    Aggravated assault 305 0.58
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 8 0.02
    Forcible Rape 28 0.05
    Robbery 172 0.33
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 698 1.33
    Larceny 2,414 4.59
    Vehicle theft 114 0.22

    Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

    Reported area around or near Sarasota, FL 34235
    Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
    Total Population13,028 (13,028 urban / N/A rural)
    Households6,053 (2.12 people per house)
    Median Household Income$50,396
    Families3,999 (2.55 people per family)

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Doctoral/Research Universities
    UndergraduateArts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
    GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
    Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
    EnrollmentMajority graduate/professional
    Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringDoctoral degree
    Calendar SystemSemester
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District1216

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Distance LearningN/A
    ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
    Study Abroad
    Weekend College
    Teacher Certification

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees

    Ranks 2901st for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $13,464 $13,464 $13,464
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees $199 $199 $199
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $561 $561 $561
    FT Graduate Tuition $13,158 $13,158 $13,158
    FT Graduate Required Fees $470 $470 $470
    PT Graduate per Credit Hour $731 $731 $731
    Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $14,663 $14,663 $14,663
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,063 $25,063 $25,063
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $21,935 $21,935 $21,935

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $12,612 $12,685 $12,612 $12,685 $12,612 $12,685
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,200
    On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
    On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,988 $4,926
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,624 $5,554
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,430 $7,336

    Admission Criteria

     = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
    Open Admissions
    Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
    College Prep. CompletionN/A
    Formal competency demoN/A
    Admission test scoresN/A
    Other testsN/A

    Admission Credits Accepted

    Dual Credit
    Life Experience
    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Student Services

    Remedial Services
    Academic / Career Counseling
    PT Cost-defraying Employment
    Career Placement
    On-Campus Day Care
    Library Facility

    Student Living

    First-time Room / Board Required
    Dorm CapacityN/A
    Meals per WeekN/A
    Room FeeN/A
    Board FeeN/A

    Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

    Total 46 16 4 1 98 1 166
    Applied Psychology 4 1 1 1 15 22
    Business Administration and Management, General 5 1 11 17
    Business/Commerce, General 1 1 2
    Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 12 1 12 25
    Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 1
    Curriculum and Instruction 9 1 1 11
    Educational Leadership and Administration, General 8 2 3 1 14
    Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 2 2
    Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 1 2 1 4
    Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 5 8 38 51
    Organizational Behavior Studies 1 1
    Psychology, General 1 1 1 7 10
    Public Administration 1 1
    School Psychology 1 4 5

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 1099th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $73,412 ($74,901 male / $58,534 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 9 (5 male / 4 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 75
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
    Total Benefits N/A

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    Justine Ventimiglia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Currently residing in a 1950’s modest ranch in Metro Detroit, she enjoys researching and writing about Mid Century Modern furniture and decor as she works on restoring her home and documenting the process.

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