Beacon At A Glance

There is much about Beacon College that is uncommonly visionary and eminently successful. Our students and graduates offer living testimony to the influence, value, and impact of our educational mission. Over the past decade, they have achieved successes unparalleled in American higher education.

Seven Reasons to Choose Beacon

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  1. Singular mission and dedication to students who learn differently
  2. Experienced, devoted, and caring faculty and staff
  3. Diverse and welcoming student body
  4. Unparalleled record of undergraduate student outcomes
  5. Campus is located in a safe and active small city environment, close to Florida’s destination points
  6. Integrated career development curriculum
  7. Success strategies that empower well beyond traditional cultures of accommodation
Traditions

  • Founded in 1989 by visionary parents
  • Dedicated exclusively to the undergraduate preparation of students who learn differently (those diagnosed with LD, ADHD, AD, ASD)
  • First accredited baccalaureate institution in the U.S. exclusively devoted to collegians with learning differences
Credentials

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  • Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
  • Faculty:
    • Number:  21 full-time professors/10 part-time faculty/12 experienced learning specialists and 3 career development professionals
    • Qualifications: 71% of all full-time faculty hold a terminal degree in their discipline (customarily a doctorate), with 100% of all faculty holding a minimum of a master’s degree.  All new faculty and staff must complete a semester-long specialized training program specifically focused on Beacon’s students
Program

  • Degrees:
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    • Associate of Arts (A.A.)
  • Majors:
    • Business Management
    • Business Management with Hospitality Track
      Business Management with Entrepreneurship Minor
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Information Systems Track
    • Web & Digital Media Track
    • Human Services
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Psychology
    • Studio Arts
  • Minors:
      • Business Management
      • Computer Information Systems
      • Computer Information Systems – Web & Digital Media
      • Education
      • English/Literature
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Game Design
      • History
      • Hospitality
      • Human Services
      • Psychology
      • Studio Arts
  • Co-Curricular/Enrichment Opportunities:
    • Formal summer travel abroad and cultural studies programs
    • Career-Building Internships:
      • Established corporate partnerships with industry leaders
      • Beacon in Washington
      • Beacon on Wall Street

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Track Record

  • 83.3% graduation rate (U.S. Department of Education, 2015)
  • 83% post-degree employment or advanced/graduate study
  • 100% internship placement rate
Success Services

Student Success Center

  • Experienced individual Learning Specialists:
    • Assigned to each student upon enrollment
    • Guide, nurture, and monitor academic progress/growth throughout the student’s undergraduate experience
  • Access to campus-wide resources:
    • Writing Center
    • Math Lab
    • Center for Student Success Peer Tutoring Program
  • Career Exploration and Development Curriculum
    • Four-year program
    • Integrated with “regular” academics
    • Strong post-graduate placement record (employment and graduate study)
Students

Beacon Students Outdoors

  • Snapshot:
    • 285 undergraduates
    • Representing:
      • 35 states
      • 9 foreign countries
  • Average class size: 12 – 16 students
  • Admission:
    • Selective admission with 68% acceptance rate
    • Documented learning difference (LD, ADHD, etc.) required
    • ACT/SAT not required, but could be beneficial to demonstrate college readiness
    • Co-Curricular Activities

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Campus and Community

Downtown Leesburg Florida

  • Located in the historic downtown of Leesburg, Florida
    • Approximately 45 miles northwest of Orlando
    • An hour’s drive to both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of Florida
  • Residential campus is student-centered, friendly, comfortable and safe
  • Wide array of student activities, clubs and organizations provide plenty of opportunities for interaction with other students

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