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 38,976 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,895 teachers has grown by 145% over five years.
Broward College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty1,895 staff128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Broward College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The Broward College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment38,976 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:114:1
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# Full-Time Students11,835 students862 students
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# Part-Time Students27,141 students2,273 students
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
38%
30%
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% Black
29%
18%
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% White
16%
38%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.740.73
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College Completion Rate
22%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,500$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,542 is less than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,664 is less than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,542$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,664$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,413
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,750$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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 (2.2 miles away).
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  • Key College
    Key College Photo
    Private, for profit
    90 students | 2.20 Mi1040 Bayview Drive
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
    (754) 312-2898
    2.2090
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    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    (954) 776-4476
    4.8020,330
  • City College-Fort Lauderdale
    Private not-for-profit
    245 students | 5.10 Mi2000 W. Commercial Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    (954) 492-5353
    5.10245
  • 175 students | 5.50 Mi4850 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 224
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
    (954) 587-7100
    5.50175
  • Cortiva Institute-Pompano
    Private for-profit
    70 students | 10.80 Mi2001 W Sample Rd Ste 100
    Pompano Beach, FL 33064
    (954) 922-5505
    10.8070
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