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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 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 enterprise 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 love of learning, 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 collegiate charter high schools through bachelor degrees in a wide array of venues and disciplines. Each of our three campuses and two centers is uniquely positioned to address the needs of its students, community and the voice and spirit of its individual counties. Together, we strive each day to be student-centered, efficient in our processes, and flexible in our programs and services to deliver quality education.

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 clear vision to be an inspiring presence in the lives of our students and to thoughtfully guide the College’s development of excellence in education. As we grow, we are developing 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 discover your genius at Edison State College.


Kenneth P. Walker, Ph. D.
District President