Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Tel: (954)776-4476
16,900 students
Private not-for-profit
Keiser University is a regionally accredited, private, four-year career college offering bachelor and associate degrees. The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale with additional campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. The College’s degrees are offered both campus based and through web based distance learning. Keiser University prepares graduates for careers in business, criminal justice, health care, technology, hospitality and education. All degree programs provide students with a general education foundation for career-focused professional skills.
School Highlights
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale serves 16,900 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is one of 12 community colleges within Broward County, FL.
The nearest community college is City College-Fort Lauderdale (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,187 teachers has grown by 74% over five years.
College Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 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 Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 1,187 staff
61 staff
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 16,900 has grown by 49% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 16,900 students 1,315 students
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 11,500 students
815 students
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,400 students
1,061 students
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 11,300 students 807 students
# Graduate Students 200 students 23 students
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Graduation BreakDown  Community College Average Graduation BreakDown
% Asian
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Black (2006-2013)
% White
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale More (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Unknown (2009-2013)
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 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 0.70
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,284 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,284 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,284 $5,590
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,284 $10,086
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 93%
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Keiser family founded the university in 1977 when they recognized a need in the community for quality career education with a hands-on orientation. This philosophy combined with solid academics, provides Keiser University graduates with a competitive edge when entering the workforce. Keiser University has fourteen campus locations in beautiful Florida with the main campus in Fort Lauderdale. The remaining locations are in Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Sarasota, Orlando, Tallahassee, Lakeland, Miami, Jacksonville, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Tampa, Fort Myers, and West Palm Beach. Keiser University's unique class scheduling allows students to complete an Associate Degree in 18-24 months (depending on the program) and the Bachelor Degree in as little as 41 months. Students take one course at a time for four to five hours a day, which enhances opportunities for practical hands on learning and helps with retention of information. Keiser University is located in Uptown Fort Lauderdale, which is the center of Broward County's hi-tech corridor. The University is approximately one mile west of I-95 and approximately three miles from Ft. Lauderdale's famous beaches. The University building was redesigned to meet the specific needs of Keiser University's programs. The University building encompasses over 104,000 square feet of air-conditioned and well-lit laboratories, classrooms, and offices. The University has a library, bookstore, student lounge, and computer center for student use. Keiser University provides ample free parking and is on a major bus line for all students' convenience. All equipment used at Keiser University is compatible with industry standards and effectively meets the program objectives of the students.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 595 students | 0.40 Mi2000 W. Commerical Boulevard
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  • 320 students | 1.30 Mi3501 Northwest 9th Avenue
    Oakland Park, FL 33309
  • 253 students | 1.70 Mi2890 Northwest 62nd Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
  • 182 students | 3.60 Mi4850 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 224
    Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
  • 43,715 students | 4.90 Mi111 East Las Olas Blvd
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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 0.74, 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.