Fort Pierce Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Fort Pierce

Indian River State College
Four or more years; Public; $9,360 average out-state tuition; $2,496 average in-state tuition
Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $17,875 average out-state tuition; $17,875 average in-state tuition
Fort Pierce Beauty Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Virginia College-Fort Pierce
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit


Fort Pierce is a city in and the county seat of St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The city is part of the Treasure Coast region of Atlantic Coast Florida. It is also known as the Sunrise City, sister to San Francisco, California, the Sunset City. The population was 41,590 at the 2010 census. As of 2012, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 42,645. It was named after the Fort Pierce Army post which was built nearby in 1838 during the Second Seminole War. The military post had been named for Benjamin Kendrick Pierce, a career United States Army officer and the brother of President Franklin Pierce.

Fort Pierce was awarded the 2005 City of Excellence Award by the Florida League of Cities for overall excellence in city government and in 2011, Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. received the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in downtown.

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