The FCPC is based in Florida and is a voluntary membership organization founded by Dr. Earle E. Lee responding to leaders of degree granting faith based institutions seeking an association to fulfill the purposes stated. Our early beginnings began in 1980 with eight institutions agreeing to voluntarily uphold quality degree granting standards. In 1992 we chose the name Florida Council of Private Colleges and officially incorporated as a Florida non-profit corporation in 1993. The FCPC membership growth continues with a base of fifty or more faith based institutions. The FCPC is honored to achieve being the only association serving degree granting, faith based institutions continuously in Florida since 1980 by the support of its voluntary members. In 2017 the FCPC celebrated its 37th Anniversary of continuous service to its members.
The Florida Council of Private Colleges welcomes institutions to consider the benefits of membership. The purpose of the FCPC is to serve private, degree granting, faith based institutions that provide quality faith based education.