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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

Spring Cross Registration

October 22
Cross Registration opens

November 21
Applications due

December 14
Students notified

Ringling Underground
at The Ringling

Free for Alliance students with valid ID
November 1 8:00pm
February 7 8:00pm
March 7 8:00pm
April 4 8:00pm
Spring 2019 Commencements

May 3
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

May 6
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

May 9
Ringling College of Art and Design

May 17
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.