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While some students might aspire to attend a school where time in the classroom means reading and writing, others are more interested in learning a skill that can truly provide immediate relief from stress and pain. For those students in Jacksonville, Florida, there is no better school to choose than the Keiser Career College in Jacksonville (formerly known as the School of Neuromuscular Massage – Jacksonville).

A fully accredited and hands-on institute that spends just as much time educating students in the classroom as it does offering them opportunities to try their new skills, Keiser Career College – Jacksonville is one of the foremost schools for learning the art of neuromuscular massage in the greater Jacksonville area. Founded in 1992, the school is fully licensed by the Florida Commission on Independent Education and offers professional training for those interested in pursuing a career as a professional massage therapist.

Students can choose between day classes or night classes, and there are numerous student clinics, where students are able to experience the atmosphere of a professional massage while under the watchful gaze of their instructors, who can assist them in learning how to better provide a professional and comfortable massage for customers. This is also a great resource for the community, as the rates for a student massage are considerably lower than what you will pay to receive the same massage for the same student once they begin their professional career.

Instruction at Keiser Career College – Jacksonville is split into classroom time, where scientific and health-related lessons on the human body, stress and how it is managed physically, and health and safety of giving massages are all taught. In the laboratory, students receive hours and hours of hands-on training, learning how to properly administer a number of different massages. Courses start out with a focus towards general information, before moving into more complicated and specialized forms of massage. Upon graduation, students will have learned the basics of neuromuscular massage and started on a path towards specializing in a more specific form of healing therapy, too.

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Students interested in starting their massage therapist career at the Keiser Career College – Jacksonville need to provide the following materials during the application process: a GED or high school diploma and one’s SAT score or equivalent score on the school’s own entrance exam. SAT scores should be higher than 1400 on the new SAT test, and 800 on the old SAT test. Those numbers are for the combined score, not the math and English sections separately. Students are recommended to apply far in advance, because classes often fill up quickly, leaving no spaces for those who wait until a couple of months before the term starts. For any questions on the applications process, students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office.

Financial Aid

Since the Keiser Career College – Jacksonville is an accredited school in the state of Florida, students are eligible for federal financial aid. The school recommends that as soon as students receive word of their acceptance, that they complete the FAFSA form. For those who are having difficulties with the form, it is possible to schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office, where someone can assist you in the process. The quicker that students get their FAFSA forms submitted, the quicker that they will know how much assistance they will be receiving to put towards college.

Financial aid is available only to those who qualify.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1985th for the average student loan amount.
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Students of all different backgrounds choose to attend Keiser Career College in Jacksonville, and thus the student body is very diverse. The convenient Baymeadows location is close to 95, making the commute to classes from all over Jacksonville considerably quicker. There is also parking, as Jacksonville is a car-commuter city most definitely. On-campus, students have access to the school bookstore and a media center for then they need to do research, purchase materials for school, and study quietly. The classrooms are well-equipped for learning, and the labs where massages take place have the most up-to-date equipment that conforms with all industry standards.

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While students at Keiser Career College are definitely interested in learning about athletics as far as effective massages for athletes are concerned, actually playing sports officially on-campus is not possible because of a lack of organized sports. However, checking around campus, including on bulletin boards, is an excellent way to find out more about any community-based leagues that people are trying out for. Additionally, sometimes informal games are organized on campus.

Information Summary

Ranks 64th in Florida and 1830th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,183 0.38
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 71 0.01
Forcible Rape 350 0.04
Robbery 1,578 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8,518 1.02
Larceny 25,733 3.08
Vehicle theft 1,862 0.22

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Jacksonville, FL 32216
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population29,483 (29,483 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,774 (2.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,354
Families7,868 (2.98 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingVery small two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1204

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2282nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $15,404 $15,404 $15,404
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $800 $800 $800
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $642 $642 $642
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,604 $17,604 $17,604
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $28,657 $28,657 $28,657
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $22,728 $22,728 $22,728

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $15,064 $15,664 $15,064 $15,664 $15,064 $15,664
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,136 $6,624
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,736 $5,744
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,200 $5,744

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 105 (28 male / 77 female)
Admitted 100 (27 male / 73 female)
Admission rate 95%
First-time Enrollment 73 (20 male / 53 female)
FT Enrollment 64 (18 male / 46 female)
PT Enrollment 9 (2 male / 7 female)
Total Enrollment205

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3510th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $49,600 ($49,229 male / $39,020 female)
Number of FT Faculty 20 (3 male / 17 female)
Number of PT Faculty 50
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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