When you enroll at Broward College, you’ll have three attendance options: on-campus, with all class sessions taking place in the classroom at the time and place indicated; on-campus blended, with some classes and class activities taking place online; on-campus with remote option, in which you will attend nearly all instruction on campus. For online options, you must have a reliable internet connection, computer with webcam, and a microphone so that you can participate in remote learning, via Zoom, on scheduled days and times. Campus housing is not offered.
Overview of Broward College
The physical campus is quite small, with the buildings completely contained between two adjacent roads. So, if you’ll be attending any courses on campus, you shouldn’t have any problem finding the building or getting there on time, unless you’re caught in Fort Lauderdale traffic.
Broward College offers primarily associate degrees, though there are a few 4-year degrees available. You’ll also be able to attend and earn an undergraduate certificate if you’re looking to improve your resume or earn a new skill.
|School Type||Primarily associate's, Public|
|Campus Setting||City: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||30:1|
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|High School Rank||NA|
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||NA|
|Application Deadline||November 15|
|Common Application Accepted||No|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The total cost you are likely to see mentioned is $30,334; this is the total price, which includes in-state or out-of-state tuition, books, supplies, rent and food (equivalent of room and board), and other various fees and charges.
However, the average net price is the usual cost that families end up paying. This is the total price minus the average financial aid students who attend are eligible for. As of a recent academic year, this was $7,457. Your financial aid will help you cover the cost of schooling and the amount you will be eligible for depends mostly on your family’s annual income. Families earning less than $30,000 paid around $11,864 in a recent year while families earning more than $110,001 paid around $18,427.
About 74% of first-time, freshman students qualified for financial aid. A slightly lower amount (72%) received an average of $5,553 in grants or scholarships. And 6% received an average of $1,405 in institutional grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2017-2018|
|Average Total Aid||$5,553|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||74%|
|Room & Board||$19,500|
- Tuition In-State - $2,830
- Tuition Out-of-State - $8,952
- Books and Supplies - $3,004
- Room & Board - $19,500
- Other - $5,000
Broward College’s overall graduation rate is 31 percent, which is low but not overly surprising for a school that mostly offers associate degrees. Those students who transfer to a larger institution and go on to graduate from there are not included in this statistic.
The student population is large, with just under 41,000 students. Unfortunately, this pushes the student-to-faculty ratio up to 30 to 1, which means you’re going to have to be diligent in contacting your professors immediately if you are having trouble in a class. If you wait, you might find that they are busy with other students.
Depending on your chosen class format, you have options if you experience a time conflict between off-campus commitments and your chosen courses. On-campus students and students attending partially on-campus could also aim to take evening classes. On-campus students can opt for distance (online) classes by dropping the on-campus class and adding the distance learning equivalent section, as long as it is available.
The five most popular degree programs offered at BC are business, management, marketing and related support services; computer and information sciences and support services; education; health professions and related programs; and natural resources and conservation.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||338 Total Graduates / 45%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other||296 Graduates|
|Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management||42 Graduates|
|All Computer Information Science Majors||127 Total Graduates / 19%|
|Information Technology||103 Graduates|
|Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other||24 Graduates|
|All Education Majors||61 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Special Education and Teaching, General||51 Graduates|
|Mathematics Teacher Education||9 Graduates|
|Biology Teacher Education||1 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||108 Total Graduates / 16%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||108 Graduates|
|Natural Resources and Conservation||24 Total Graduates / 4|
|Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other||24 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||0|
Outcome & Salary
Once you’re a college graduate, you’ll be looking to land your first post-college job. How much you can make really depends strongly on your degree field, but we can still look at averages to give you an idea of how Broward College graduates are doing. Graduate’s early-career salaries sit at about $44,400, and their mid-career salaries are closer to $77,400.
Looking a few years down the road, if we consider 10-year salary earning potential, this is about $540,000, and your 20-year earning potential is $1,314,000. If you subtract the average 4-year cost of this education ($29,828), you can figure out the 10-year projected return on investment (ROI). For graduates of BC, this is $510,172, and their 20-year projected ROI is $1,284,172.
High school graduates sometimes choose not to go to college but to get right into the work force. Again, their income depends heavily on what career they enter. For instance, some go on to create million-dollar companies; however, those are outliers. Working high school graduates have a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$44,400|
|College Grads Average Salary||$54,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$77,400|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$540,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,314,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$29,828|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$510,172|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,284,172|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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