Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (Closed 2017)

  • 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 College?s 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 19,110 students (71% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is one of 9 community colleges within Broward County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is City College-Fort Lauderdale (0.4 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 1,232 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 Faculty1,232 staff37 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment19,110 students1,142 students
Student:Teacher Ratio16:138:1
# Full-Time Students13,649 students487 students
# Part-Time Students5,461 students655 students
# Undergraduate Students13,386 students487 students
# Graduate Students263 students30 students
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
27%
24%
% Black
19%
17%
% White
45%
69%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
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Diversity Score0.690.60
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$16,936$15,054
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)97%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

  • The Keiser family founded the university in 1977 when they recognized a need in the community for quality career education with a hands-on orientation. This philosophy combined with solid academics, provides Keiser University graduates with a competitive edge when entering the workforce. Keiser University has fourteen campus locations in beautiful Florida with the main campus in Fort Lauderdale. The remaining locations are in Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Sarasota, Orlando, Tallahassee, Lakeland, Miami, Jacksonville, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Tampa, Fort Myers, and West Palm Beach. Keiser University's unique class scheduling allows students to complete an Associate Degree in 18-24 months (depending on the program) and the Bachelor Degree in as little as 41 months. Students take one course at a time for four to five hours a day, which enhances opportunities for practical hands on learning and helps with retention of information. Keiser University is located in Uptown Fort Lauderdale, which is the center of Broward County's hi-tech corridor. The University is approximately one mile west of I-95 and approximately three miles from Ft. Lauderdale's famous beaches. The University building was redesigned to meet the specific needs of Keiser University's programs. The University building encompasses over 104,000 square feet of air-conditioned and well-lit laboratories, classrooms, and offices. The University has a library, bookstore, student lounge, and computer center for student use. Keiser University provides ample free parking and is on a major bus line for all students' convenience. All equipment used at Keiser University is compatible with industry standards and effectively meets the program objectives of the students.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • City College-Fort Lauderdale
    Private, non-profit
    575 students | 0.40 Mi2000 W. Commerical Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33309
    (954)492-5353
    0.40575
  • 175 students | 3.60 Mi4850 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 224
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33313
    (954)587-7100
    3.60175
  • 44,119 students | 4.90 Mi111 East Las Olas Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL  33301
    (954)201-7400
    4.9044,119
  • 1,548 students | 5.00 Mi225 N. Federal Hwy.
    Pompano Beach FL  33062
    (954)783-7339
    5.001,548
  • 203 students | 6.20 Mi2001 W Sample Rd Ste 100
    Pompano Beach FL  33064
    (954)975-6400
    6.20203
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