Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Tel: (954)776-4476
19,110 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 19,110 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is one of 13 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 1,232 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Private for-profit
Total Faculty 1,232 staff
30 staff

Student Body

The student population of 19,110 has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 19,110 students 576 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
36:1
# Full-Time Students 13,649 students
468 students
# Part-Time Students 5,461 students
457 students
# Undergraduate Students 13,386 students 439 students
# Graduate Students 263 students 30 students
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
27%
23%
% Black
19%
17%
% White
45%
46%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
8%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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. 0.69 0.70

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $15,664 is more than the state average of $15,020. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $15,664 $15,020
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
91%
Percent Admitted 49%
72%
Source: 2014 (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
  • City College-Fort Lauderdale
    Private not-for-profit
    575 students | 0.40 Mi2000 W. Commerical Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33309
    (954)492-5353
    0.40575
  • 320 students | 1.30 Mi3501 Northwest 9th Avenue
    Oakland Park FL  33309
    (954)563-5899
    1.30320
  • 253 students | 1.70 Mi2890 Northwest 62nd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33309
    (954)973-4760
    1.70253
  • 175 students | 3.60 Mi4850 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 224
    Lauderdale Lakes FL  33313
    (954)587-7100
    3.60175
  • 44,119 students | 4.90 Mi111 East Las Olas Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33301
    (954)201-7400
    4.9044,119
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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Fort Lauderdale is Broward College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.