Rethinking Education.

Who We Are

The Cross College Alliance is comprised of six institutions dedicated to higher education and community building along the West Coast of Florida. We are colleges, universities and campuses with our own, distinct identities and offerings that share a common vision: to build a network among the region’s educational organizations that amplifies and expands learning opportunities for our collective 18,000 students and the communities that surround us.

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What We Do

We have a big job ahead of us. Through a number of new initiatives, we strive to:

  • Bring our students together. We want to do this through collaborative programs and services that are made available to all students, including our lifelong learners.
  • Bring our administrations together. Encourage our faculty and staff members to work together to promote shared research and increased access to knowledge.
  • Attract industry to the region. We want to increase opportunities for our graduates and community and keep talent here.
  • Work better together. Although we have our individual priorities and strengths, we also have many of the same opportunities and tackle many of the same challenges. We want to worker smarter together.

Degrees & Certificates


What are the Cross College Alliance current projects?

Cross Registration Cross Campus Collaborations

Dates & Events

Spring Cross Registration

November 22
Applications due

December 8
Students notified

Ringling Underground
at The Ringling

Free for Alliance students with valid ID

February 1
March 1
April 5

Faculty Mellon Grants due
April 7
All College Career
Networking Event

November 14, 5:30pm-8:30pm
At Ringling College of Art and Design
Check with your campus career services

Spring Term Begins

January 8
Ringling College

January 29
New College of Florida

January 30
Eckerd College

More Dates

Foundation Partnership

The Cross College Alliance is supported by a foundation partnership including Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Manatee Community Foundation.

The Alliance and foundation partners are dedicated to rethinking education together for the benefit of our students and the community.