Beacon College

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For another learning institution with a similar name, see Barr Beacon School.

Coordinates: 28°48′39.47″N 81°52′30.65″W / 28.8109639°N 81.8751806°W / 28.8109639; -81.8751806

Beacon College
Established 1989
President Dr. George Hagerty
Students 187
Location Leesburg, Florida, United States
Website Official website

Beacon College is a small private college in Leesburg, Florida exclusively for students with dyslexia, ADHD, or other specific learning disabilities.

Founded in 1989, Beacon College was the first college in the country to offer both Bachelor (BA) and Associate degrees exclusively for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. Beacon's four year graduation rate of 76% far exceeds the national average for students with learning disabilities as well as the national average for students without learning disabilities. Beacon College graduates have an employment and continuing education rate of 83%. These exceptional outcomes have gained the College national recognition. There are students from 36 states and 6 other countries currently enrolled at the College. The instructional approach to the rigorous curriculum integrates assistive technology, structured learning support from specialist and peer mentors, and small classes taught by professors using hands-on and alternative teaching techniques. Internships or work experience are required of each student. In addition to the academic program the College offers a wide range of personal support services including life coaches and a career development program

The College offers Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Human Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Information Systems - Web and Digital Media Track, Computer Information Systems - Information Systems Track Psychology, Business Management,Business Management-Hospitality Track and Studio Arts .

The College has recently added three new minors:Game Design, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality

The College is regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is licensed by the Florida Department of Education.


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