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1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
p. 954-776-4476
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Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

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Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a regionally accredited, for-profit, private four-year college located on Commercial Boulevard between Interstate 95 and Florida’s Turnpike. With a focus on career education, Keiser University Ft. Lauderdale offers students state-of-the-art facilities like spacious classrooms, computer and medical labs, a library with internet computer workstations, an auditorium, lounge areas, student services, a career center and on-site parking to help aid in success. Within the framework of Keiser’s hands-on, real-world based educational environment, students focus on only one class at a time during four week intervals. This innovative approach to learning allows students to focus on one subject at a time, and achieve academic results measurable by a final exam. This approach combined with small class sizes allows the faculty and staff to truly devote resources, time, and facilities to individual student instruction. In order to make room in the schedules of working adults for study, Keiser offers classes during the daytime, in the evening, and online. Other Keiser University campuses are located in Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Kendall, Lakeland, Melbourne, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

At Keiser University students may earn graduate degrees, bachelor degrees, associate degrees, or enroll in certificate programs. Programs are offered in many exciting career fields, including health care, business, computers and technology, culinary arts, education and legal studies. Graduate degree programs include doctor of philosophy in educational leadership, master of business administration, master of arts in criminal justice, and master of science in education. Associate degrees fall under three broad categories: computers & technology, business associate of arts, and nursing and allied health associate of science degrees, with a range of specific degree grating programs in each. Students interested in studying online should contact Keiser University directly to inquire about specific programs’ online availability. After completion of a degree or career program, students are assisted by the active advisory board in making contacts, and finding job prospects with industry experts, community leaders, University alumni, faculty and staff.

Keiser University Ft. Lauderdale is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Commission for Independent Education to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Additionally, the medical assisting program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; the medical laboratory technician program by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS); the radiologic technology program by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; the occupational therapy assistant program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the physical therapist assistant program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association; the physician assistant program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc; the diagnostic medical sonography program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); and the nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Accounting is a 123 credit hour degree program that includes courses in business law, financial management and managerial accounting. The degree prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting examination in the state of Florida.

The Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree program at Keiser is a 120 credit hour program that includes courses in criminology, introduction to law enforcement and technology and crime. The main objectives of the program is to develop students’ ability to understand procedures used by law enforcement and to develop the ability to think critically.

The Nursing Program at Keiser University is designed for registered nurses. Prerequisites for this program include a proof of a current license to practice nursing in the US. Courses include crises intervention, community nursing and nursing leadership and management.

The Homeland Security Associates degree is a 60 credit hour course that goes over the major actions of Homeland Security including domestic and international terrorism, sociology and cyber-terrorism.

The Associate in Fire Science program includes courses such as fire prevention practice, blueprint reading and firefighting tactics and strategy. The 36 credit hour course will teach students to conduct proper fire scene investigation and give students an understanding of crisis management.

The Associate of Science in Aquatic Engineering Technology offered at Keiser Online has courses in electrical, lighting and filtration technologies and overall pool operation strategies.

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Students must being the process of applying for admissions to Keiser University Ft. Lauderdale by meeting with an Admissions Counselor. Students will then go to an open house event, or schedule a campus visit, and submit an application.

Undergraduate applicants must verify their high school graduation or equivalency, provide an official high school transcript or official GED scores, and submit either SAT or ACT examination results. Should an SAT or ACT score not be available, the student must complete an entrance exam.

Graduate applicants must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, although it need not be a degree in business. Admissions will be based on prior student performance, letters of recommendation, professional experience, and standardized test scores. It is advisable for students to also submit GRE or GMAT scores. Official transcripts will be required, as will a formal resume detailing the individual applicant’s education and work history.

Financial Aid

Students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States may qualify for Federal funding. Qualifying students are eligible to receive grants and scholarships, including the Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant for need-based students enrolled in associate degree programs. Students may also qualify for the Keiser University Need-Based scholarship, or Federal or private student loans. Some students elect to participate in the Federal Work Study program, or the Military Reimbursement Program. Keiser University is approved for Veteran Training.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 351st for the average student loan amount.
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On campus students enjoy amenities like a Bookstore and Library, with print and electronic reference materials, internet access, bibliographies and booklists, and inter-library loans. The Departments of student services also assists student wellbeing and learning by providing career training skills, job search assistance, and helpful community contacts. Students receive assistance in everything from resume preparation, interviewing skills, mock interviewing, and professional development workshops to an online career center database of job postings.

While studying at Keiser University, students may choose to become involved in the Student Government Association, or in a range of other activities. Offering a range of campus and community events and activities, involvement with the SGA helps build people skills, leadership skills, fundraising skills, and boosts professional development. Other student groups include the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two-year students, and the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society of Business, Management and Administration.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 31st in Florida and 1123rd 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

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population33,342 (33,342 urban / N/A rural)
Households12,569 (2.53 people per house)
Median Household Income$39,651
Families7,529 (3.18 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
GraduateSingle postbaccalaureate (business)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1220

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2269th 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 $880 $880 $880
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $642 $642 $642
FT Graduate Tuition $19,188 $19,188 $19,188
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $800 $800 $800
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,684 $17,684 $17,684
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $31,100 $31,100 $31,100
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $21,004 $21,004 $21,004

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 $8,216
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,736 $4,776
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,200 $3,256

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,620 (1,338 male / 3,282 female)
Admitted 4,311 (1,298 male / 3,013 female)
Admission rate 93%
First-time Enrollment 3,658 (1,163 male / 2,495 female)
FT Enrollment 2,759 (905 male / 1,854 female)
PT Enrollment 899 (258 male / 641 female)
Total Enrollment17,129

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

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 26 986 1,193 92 7 2,168 94 4,676
Accounting 1 18 46 1 31 100
Biotechnology 1 1 2 6
Business Administration and Management, General 8 73 101 21 80 2 291
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 10 28 1 13 1 56
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 3 8 4 2 1 18
Computer Graphics 3 2 3 8
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 1 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 11 3 1 2 17
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 3 103 113 1 119 6 350
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 13 30 1 35 2 89
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 17 12 1 82 2 116
Design and Visual Communications, General 9 5 21 35
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 3 9 15 3 58 4 92
Dietetics/Dietitian 3 5 1 4 14
Education, General 7 3 12 3 26
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 2 3
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 2
Engineering, General 1 1 1 1 4
Fashion/Apparel Design
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 2 20 9 31
Forensic Science and Technology 6 2 5 13
Game and Interactive Media Design 4 4 12 20
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management 2 4 2 89 98
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 2 2 4
Health Services Administration 1 94 76 3 110 4 293
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 19 19 2 24 1 66
Homeland Security 3 3 14 21
Information Technology 41 46 1 75 4 171
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 39 60 1 2 67 2 173
Legal Studies, General 1 10 10 1 24 48
Management Information Systems, General 1 1 3
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 8 10 1 30 1 50
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 51 88 9 234 7 396
Medical/Clinical Assistant 178 172 6 1 309 15 701
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 11 22 1 29 2 66
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 4 27 2 19 54
Occupational Therapist Assistant 98 118 8 1 204 7 451
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 18 25 4 56 4 110
Physician Assistant 2 8 4 8 2 24
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 2 5 13 21
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 76 83 13 2 312 15 517
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 1 8 3 2 14
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 12 37 29 1 79
Surgical Technology/Technologist 5 2 1 12 20
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2520th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,867 ($55,495 male / $48,062 female)
Number of FT Faculty 982 (387 male / 595 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,597
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $8,607,153

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