Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

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  • 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 Colleges 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 19,567 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,440 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty1,440 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,567 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:134:1
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# Full-Time Students13,649 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students5,461 students1,934 students
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# Undergraduate Students17,490 students720 students
# Graduate Students1,618 students47 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
29%
28%
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% Black
18%
19%
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% White
30%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
15%
5%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$30,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,936 is more than the state average of $15,335. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,008$15,335
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,031$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate49%86%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 
At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success.  Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel.  Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs. Keiser University Advantage.
  • Associate, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, veterans, and dependants.  Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training Programs and delivery format, vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.Keiser University's programs and curriculum remain in line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today's job market.  Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think. Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is City College-Fort Lauderdale (1.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • City College-Fort Lauderdale
    Private not-for-profit
    303 students | 1.00 Mi2000 W. Commercial Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    (954) 492-5353
    1.00303
  • 175 students | 3.70 Mi4850 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 224
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
    (954) 587-7100
    3.70175
  • Key College
    Key College Photo
    Private, for profit
    90 students | 4.50 Mi1040 Bayview Drive
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
    (754) 312-2898
    4.5090
  • 40,784 students | 4.80 Mi111 East Las Olas Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    (954) 201-7350
    4.8040,784
  • 1,548 students | 5.00 Mi225 N. Federal Hwy.
    Pompano Beach, FL 33062
    (954) 783-7339
    5.001,548
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Did You Know?
Fort Lauderdale community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Fort Lauderdale is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.