Broward College

Tel: (954)201-7400
43,715 students
Public institution
The mission of Broward Community College is to provide high quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. Supported by the Board of Trustees and the community, a dedicated faculty and staff fulfill this mission through their commitment to student achievement, lifelong learning, academic excellence and the use of current technology.
School Highlights:
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Broward College serves 43,715 students (30.49% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 53:1 is higher than the community college average of 38:1.
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Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
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Broward College is one of 12 community colleges within Broward County, FL.
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The nearest community college is ATI Career Training Center-Oakland Park (3.62 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 823 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Broward College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 823 staff
61 staff
Broward College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 43,715 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 53:1 has increased from 48:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 43,715 students 1,296 students
Broward College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 53:1
Broward College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 13,327 students
815 students
Broward College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 30,388 students
1,025 students
Broward College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Broward College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Broward College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Broward College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Broward College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Broward College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Broward College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Broward College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Broward College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Broward College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.70 0.53
Broward College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,542 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,712 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,542 $5,694
Broward College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,712 $10,252
Broward College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
Broward College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Broward Community College provides higher education and technical and occupational training for the citizens of Broward County, its district by law. As the first public higher education institution in the county, Broward Community College functions as the principal provider of undergraduate higher education for the residents of Broward County: As one of the twenty eight community colleges in the Florida system, Broward Community College is designed to be a community-based institution that offers a comprehensive range of programs responsive to changes in the community and in technology. Where appropriate, these programs are articulated with the public school system, area vocational schools, and upper-level institutions to insure that students can move smoothly from one system to another. Through this wide variety of degree and certificate programs and continuing education courses, the College attracts a great diversity of students, including individuals planning to complete a bachelor's degree program, people seeking to acquire job-entry skills, employees desiring to upgrade skills for promotion or career change, and individuals seeking education for their personal enrichment. From high school students who enroll in a course to accelerate their college education, to retirees who return to education after decades devoted to other pursuits, a multitude of age groups is represented at Broward Community College. These culturally diverse students span the learning spectrum from developmental to gifted. The College's programs and services are designed to serve the community by meeting the higher education needs of all these individuals. The College has several centers and numerous off-campus facilities. The Downtown Center is the site of the College's administrative offices. The North Area Office of Business and Industry Services, on W. Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, provides classes and counseling/advisement. Tigertail Lake, on Ravenswood Road in Fort Lauderdale, is leased from the County for various instructional and recreational purposes. Broward Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees. The College is also authorized by the Florida Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
Fort Lauderdale community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.6, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Fort Lauderdale is Broward College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.