Rethinking Education.

Who We Are

The Cross College Alliance is comprised of five 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 students and the communities that surround us.

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Making Talent Connections

We prepare students for work and life. That preparation includes classroom, service and work experiences. We are committed to connecting our students with employers through internships and employment. We know that students may take jobs outside the region but we are dedicated to assuring they are well aware of great regional options to start their careers. We stay in touch with alumni about job opportunities.

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Our Talent Partners


What are the Cross College Alliance current projects?

Cross Registration Cross Campus Collaborations


Dates & Events

Fall Cross Registration

April 20
Cross Registration opens

July 31
Applications due

August 14
Students notified

Ringling Underground
at The Ringling

Free for Alliance students with valid ID
March 1
April 5
Spring Carnival
April 6
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Spring Sports Championships
April 15
R. L. Taylor Complex
Alliance Championship Games

Spring Commencements

May 3
Ringling College
May 4
State College of Florida
May 7
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
May 18
New College of Florida

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.