• City College provides students with services in financial aid, tutoring, career advising, and job placement. At City College, we are committed to your success and believe in your potential to grow academically, personally, and professionally. Education is the key to success. The mission of City College is to educate and train students in their chosen major for employment in specific career fields. The College awards Diplomas, Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degrees based on the student's successful completion of required coursework.

School Highlights

City College-Fort Lauderdale serves 245 students (67% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 245 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,782
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 258% over five years.
City College-Fort Lauderdale
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
43 staff
128 staff
This chart display total faculty of City College-Fort Lauderdale and community college average number of faculty in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of City College-Fort Lauderdale has declined by 57% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The City College-Fort Lauderdale diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
245 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
165 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
80 students
2,273 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of City College-Fort Lauderdale and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of City College-Fort Lauderdale.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of FL.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
553 students
308 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
165 students
862 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of City College-Fort Lauderdale and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
37 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
80 students
3,787 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
190 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
18%
30%
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% Black
58%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in City College-Fort Lauderdale and the percentage of Black community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
18%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in City College-Fort Lauderdale and the percentage of White community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in City College-Fort Lauderdale and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in City College-Fort Lauderdale.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.60
0.73
This chart display the diversity score of City College-Fort Lauderdale and the community college average diversity score of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.59%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.22%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,300
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of City College-Fort Lauderdale and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $12,782 is less than the state average of $15,446. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$12,782
$15,446
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of City College-Fort Lauderdale and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in City College-Fort Lauderdale and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$27,249
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in City College-Fort Lauderdale and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,490
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in City College-Fort Lauderdale and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
89%
This chart display the percent admitted of City College-Fort Lauderdale and the community college average percent admitted of FL by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • City College is a not for profit private college currently operating 3 campuses in Florida. City College's campuses are located in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville and Miami. City College was originally established as Draughon's College of Business, a branch of Draughon's Junior College of Business founded in 1896, in Paducah, Kentucky. In 1986, the College changed its name to CareerCom College of Business. In 1987, the College was purchased by Career City College, Inc., and became known as Career City College. In May, 1988, Career City College, Inc. established a branch campus in Gainesville, Florida. The College revised its name to City College in January, 1994. In June, 1997, City College expanded its educational facilities to include a branch in South Miami, Florida. The College is located at 2000 W. Commercial Boulevard. The classrooms, labs, and administrative offices occupy 28,500 square feet of an air-conditioned building. Parking is available to students. Classrooms are intentionally designed to limit the number of students per room so that maximum personal attention can be given to each student. Fort Lauderdale is world-renowned for the beauty in its beaches and in its people. Its varied business sites, along with those in Miami, offer the student numerous opportunities in the working world. City College offers a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration, as well as Associate of Science degrees programs in Accounting, Broadcasting, Management, Computer Applications, Hospitality, Private Investigation, Electronics, Computer Engineering, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Emergency Medical Services, Paramedic, and Legal Assistant/Paralegal. City College is a Senior College accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Diplomas, Associate of Science and the Bachelor of Science degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does City College-Fort Lauderdale cost?

City College-Fort Lauderdale's private state tuition is approximately $12,782.

What is the acceptance rate of City College-Fort Lauderdale?

The acceptance rate of City College-Fort Lauderdale is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 89%.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 245 students
  • Private-state tuition: $12,782
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Broward County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Broward County, FL is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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