Broward College

  • 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
  • Broward College serves 44,119 students (29% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Broward College is one of 9 community colleges within Broward County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Broward College is Key College (4.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Broward College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 853 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Broward College(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty853 staff37 staff
Broward College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Broward College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Broward College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment44,119 students1,142 students
Broward College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio52:138:1
Broward College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students12,891 students487 students
Broward College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students31,228 students655 students
Broward College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Broward College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Broward College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Broward College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Broward College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Broward College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Broward College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Broward College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Broward College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.60
Broward College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Broward College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2008)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,500$30,300
Broward College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,542 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,664 is less than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,542$6,464
Broward College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,664$11,973
Broward College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%91%
Broward College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,301$11,875
Broward College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,334
Broward College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Broward College is Key College (4.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Key College
    Key College Photo
    Private, for profit
    90 students | 4.60 Mi1040 Bayview Drive
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33304
  • City College-Fort Lauderdale
    Private, non-profit
    575 students | 5.10 Mi2000 W. Commerical Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33309
  • 175 students | 5.60 Mi4850 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 224
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33313
  • n/a students | 7.60 Mi2620 hollywood blvd
    Hollywood FL  33020
  • 1,548 students | 8.30 Mi225 N. Federal Hwy.
    Pompano Beach FL  33062
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Did You Know?
For Broward County, FL private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,423 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Broward County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Broward County, FL is Broward College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.