Jul 15, 2024  
2009-2010 Catalog 
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome from the President

Welcome to Edison State College, where learning begins with intellectual curiosity and knowledge opens doors to the 21st Century, preparing students to think and work in a global economy. At Edison State, learning is a creative enterprises designed to encourage each student’s independence, intellectual gifts and thirst for knowledge. Our professors teach from the heart, in a caring environment that fosters a sense of adventure, collaboration and respect for others. We hope your journey with us will change your life for the better. In a world of rapid advancement, we encourage students to greet ambiguity with optimism and opportunity with hope. The mind never stops learning, and those willing to remain flexible and adaptive can expect a successful and productive life.

As one of Florida’s State Colleges, we have seized this historic opportunity to transform Edison State into a broad Education System that delivers learning from a collegiate charter high school through bachelor’s degrees in a wide array of venues and disciplines. Each of our four campuses is uniquely positioned to address the needs of its community and the voice and spirit of its individual counties. Together we strive each day to be considerate of our students, efficient in our processes, and flexible in our services.

Our tuition is affordable and classes are small. As a flagship institution, Edison State provides innovation in the arts, sciences and health professions. Through an ongoing cycle of growth and renewal, we infuse the curriculum with vigor, stretch toward areas of diversity and change, and thus build a new and exhilarating platform for learning.

The faculty shares my vision to be an inspiring presence in the lives of our students and to thoughtfully guide the College’s development. As we grow, we are studying campus housing, additional baccalaureate programs, and expanded online learning opportunities. Most importantly, we remain committed to our open-door mission and outreach to underserved populations, including those needing preparatory work to assure success in college-level courses.

I encourage you to explore our campuses and see for yourself how Edison State College can bring out the genius in you.


Kenneth P. Walker, Ph. D.