|Chancellor||William L. Proctor|
|President||William T. Abare, Jr.|
|Location||St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.|
|Campus||19 acres (7.7 ha)|
|Colors||Crimson and Gold
The college has been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Best Regional Colleges in the South" and in The Princeton Review "Best 380 Colleges." Its 2015–16 tuition is $16,830 (excluding room and board) and its acceptance rate is an average of 40 percent of its annual applications. The college had an endowment of over $60 million as of April 2011.
Founded in 1968, the school is located on 19 acres (77,000 m2), the centerpiece of which is the Ponce de León Hotel, built in 1888 as a luxury hotel. The architects were John Carrere and Thomas Hastings, working for Henry Morrison Flagler, the industrialist, oil magnate and railroad pioneer. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lawrence Lewis, Jr., was the driving force behind the development of Flagler College. It was his vision to create a small, private liberal arts college on the grounds of the old hotel. Lewis served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Flagler College for more than 20 years, guiding the College through a re-organization in 1971. He directed millions of dollars through foundations, family and personal funds into new construction, restoration projects, endowment and various other programs to ensure the continued success of Flagler College. Lewis was related to Henry Flagler through his mother, Louise Wise Lewis Francis, who was the niece of Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, who married Henry Flagler in 1901.
Misreporting of student information
In 2014, Flagler College was ranked eighth among Regional Colleges in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report college survey. However, in February 2014 the college's vice president of enrollment management resigned after it was determined that he had been altering student test scores, GPAs, and student rankings to enhance the college's image, standing, and reputation. The college hired a Jacksonville law firm to investigate.  The report indicated that the college had been reporting false information since 2004 to various organizations including the U.S. Department of Education and various ranking organizations.
Located in the northwest corner of the College's campus, the Proctor Library serves as the sole library facility for Flagler College. The library is named after William L. Proctor, the current College Chancellor and former President of Flagler College, who acted in that role from 1971 until 2001. Like many of the historic buildings on the College campus, the Proctor Library's architectural design reflects the Gilded Age style popular during the time of Henry Flagler's construction of the Ponce de León Hotel in 1888. The Proctor Library, itself, was built in 1996.
The Proctor Library has a plethora of services and modern technology available to suit its large and diverse body of patrons and their many research needs. Some of the services available on the first and second floors include access to the library's collection, general reference and research assistance, an interlibrary loan program, four large group collaboration areas, nine group study rooms, and seating for up to 500 visitors at a time. Some other features of the library include a sizable open-access computer lab, four technology-equipped classrooms, and a graphic design studio, all available for use on the library's third floor. The library's collection is made up of approximately 102,047 printed volumes, 212,689 electronic books, 4180 audiovisual items, 630 periodicals, and 5 newspapers, as well as almost 44,000 full-text electronic periodicals and 50 online databases.
Some of the modern technology available for use at the Proctor Library includes 200 computer workstations, available to Flagler College students, faculty and staff, and advanced audio-visual and computer projection capabilities in the large group collaboration areas. The library also notably has several accessibility-forward features available for students or other visitors with reduced vision or hearing capabilities. The proximity of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind makes this technology especially valuable. Some of this specialized technology includes the JAWS (screen reader) program, a CC-TV with the ability to enlarge print for reading, a Sara Ce scanning and reading device, and a specialized workstation that offers Connect Outloud and OpenBook accessibility software.
Flagler offers membership in nine honor societies, including Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi Omega, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, and Phi Alpha Delta. In addition, there are over 55 active student clubs and academic organizations on campus.
Flagler competes in 14 varsity sports (basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis for men and women, baseball for men only, and volleyball and softball for women only) in Division II that compete in the NCAA. Its teams are called the Saints. In the 2009–10 season Flagler athletics began to play in the Peach Belt Conference. The Flagler College Saints Volleyball team has made an impact on the Peach Belt since entering the conference. In 2009, the Lady Saints made it to the National Championship, and finished in the top four of Division II volleyball teams in the nation. In 2010, the Lady Saints made it to the Regional Finals, finishing top 16 in the nation.
The Gargoyle is the college's student-run newspaper. In 2010, the Gargoyle went online-only and began publishing from its website. In 2012, The Gargoyle took first place for best independent online publication at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Region 3 awards. The online-only publication took five awards, including two more first places for editor Michael Newberger in online opinion writing and sports editor Mari Pothier in online sports reporting.
Since becoming online-only in 2010, The Gargoyle has won nine Regional Mark of Excellence awards and published three more from Flagler Communication Department classes. Before 2010, the publication had only won two SPJ awards in its history. In 2007, the publication was a finalist Associated Collegiate Press 2007 Pacemaker Awards.
In 2006 and 2007, there were several allegations of censorship or alteration of articles in the Gargoyle by the college administration. In 2006, one issue of the newspaper was removed from circulation due to an alleged error in its headlines about rising tuition. In April 2007, the college administration again exercised editorial control over the paper due to alleged fact errors. Students rallied and organized a protest against any type of censorship of the newspaper, calling for a free and independent student press.
After September 2007, working on The Gargoyle was no longer required of communication majors. An advisory board and operating guidelines were set up to handle any situations which may arise and to help outline the function of The Gargoyle.
- Peter J. Boylan, retired U.S. Army Major General, President of Georgia Military College
- Laura Croft, model
- Lisa De Pasquale, political columnist
- Linda Evans, author
- Scott Lagasse, Jr., NASCAR driver
- Greg Lake, radio personality
- Ariana Madix, star of Vanderpump Rules
- Theresa Meeker, actress and writer
- Robert Reyes, professional basketball player
- Jennifer Saviano, On Ben Higgins season of ABC's the Bachelor, and on Bachelor in Paradise season 3
- Marco Warren, Bermuda national football team
- Thomas M. Hern, Director of Field Operations at Turning Point USA
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- ADAM AASEN. "Flagler changes, yet remains the same as it approaches 40th anniversary - Jacksonville.com". jacksonville.com.
-  Flagler ranks 6th in U.S. News’ Best Regional Colleges in the South
- Tuition and Fees
- Flagler College Cappex listing
- "Remembering Molly Wiley" Flagler College Magazine
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- Bob Morse and Diane Tolis (September 25, 2014). "Update on Flagler College's Data Misreporting". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
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- "Montevallo and Flagler to Join Peach Belt Conference" Peach Belt Conference
- "Flagler Gargoyle earns website honors" The St. Augustine Record.
- "Gargoyle wins best independent web site at SPJ regional conference" The Gargoyle.
- "2007 ACP Online Pacemaker Winners" Associated Collegiate Press
- "Newspapers Pulled from Shelves at Flagler" WJXT Jacksonville.
- "College confiscates newspapers" The St. Augustine Record.
- "College paper pulled from stands for faulty headline" Student Press Law Center.
- "Administration, newspaper staff at odds at Flagler College" Florida Times-Union.
- "Cry of censorship rallied Flagler College students to protest decision" The St. Augustine Record.
- "Gargoyle establishes advisory board" The St. Augustine Record.
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