Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

  • 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 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is one of 10 community colleges within Broward County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is City College-Fort Lauderdale (1.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 1,440 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty1,440 staff37 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,567 students1,142 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and community college average number of enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Student:Teacher Ratio14:138:1
# Full-Time Students13,649 students487 students
# Part-Time Students5,461 students655 students
# Undergraduate Students17,490 students487 students
# Graduate Students1,618 students30 students
This chart display graduation rate breakdown of Keiser University-Ft LauderdaleFL All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the percentage of Asian community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
% Hispanic
29%
24%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
% Black
18%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the percentage of Black community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
% White
30%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the percentage of White community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
15%
-
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.730.60
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$30,300

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $16,936 is more than the state average of $15,054. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$21,008$15,054
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%91%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$26,063$11,875
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$9,500$6,334
Acceptance Rate49%86%
Source: 2015 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,464 per year for in-state students and $11,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,054 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.