• 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 19,861 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 19,861 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,879 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
4 or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
1,879 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale diversity score of 0.81 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
19,861 students
1,232 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
11,519 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
8,342 students
2,000 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
208 students
263 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
17,990 students
862 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
1,871 students
66 students
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FL All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,011 students
2,771 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
472 students
34 students
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FL All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
31%
29%
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% Black
17%
16%
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% White
26%
41%
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 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
21%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.81
0.72
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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)
6.9%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,500
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Keiser University-Ft 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 $22,000 is more than the state average of $16,140. The private state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$22,000
$16,140
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$25,425
$9,750
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
49%
86%
This chart display the percent admitted of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale and the community college average percent admitted of FL by year, with the latest 2020-21 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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.
Profile last updated: 10/11/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale cost?

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale's private state tuition is approximately $22,000.

What is the acceptance rate of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale?

The acceptance rate of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is 49%, which is lower than the state average of 86%. Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale's acceptance rate is ranked among the top community colleges in Florida with low acceptance rates.

What is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale's ranking?

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Lowest acceptance rates, Diversity in US community colleges and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 19,861 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Broward County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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