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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Keiser University is a private institution located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The university was established in 1977 and also has a flagship residential campus in West Palm Beach. There are branches in various parts of the state and in other counties' and this location is capable of awarding undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to graduates.

Overview of Keiser University

The university is dedicated to helping students succeed by providing the professional and academic foundations necessary to meet various educational goals and objectives. It’s a valuable partner to nearby employers and the community, as well as students who are serious about their academic and working careers. The institution was ranked 5th in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Report for 2022.

The student population is 20,330, with 18,146 pursuing undergraduate degrees. Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale also employs 1,247 full-time and 589 part-time faculty members providing course instruction. This makes the student-to-faculty ratio 15:1, which is better than the national average as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2018.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting City: Midsize
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 14:1
Graduation Rate 71%
Year Founded 1977

Student Enrollment

Total Students19,567


Undergraduate Student

Male 5,247
Female 12,243

Graduate Student

Male 623
Female 1,454

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Keiser University Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male 1,175
Female 3,503


Male 1,152
Female 3,398

Acceptance Rate97%

Male 98%
Female 97%

Enrollment 2,314

Male 572
Female 1,742
Application Fee N/A
High School GPA Considered But Not Required
High School Rank Considered But Not Required
High School Transcripts Considered But Not Required
College Prep Courses Considered But Not Required
Recommendations Considered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered But Not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline Rolling
Common Application Accepted No

Keiser University Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale students enrolled full-time in undergraduate programs paid approximately $22,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Additional expenses are also required, however. The cost of room and board must be accounted for, which amounted to $14,368 that same year. Those who lived off campus paid only $9,248, however. Students also paid $2,000 in books and supplies, as well as $8,726 in other fees. This means that the total expenses for attending classes and living on campus was $48,704 for the year. Students who lived off campus paid a total of between $33,248 and $46,812, depending on whether or not they stayed with family.

Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale awarded nearly $76 million in scholarship funds to academic and needs-based students over a two-year period. The school is also approved as an eligible institution by the United States Department of Education to participate in Federal Financial Aid Programs. Students are encouraged to complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. As of the 2020-2021 academic year, 98% of full-time, beginning, undergraduate students received some form of financial aid. The majority of money awarded was in the form of grants and scholarships; however, 81% of students still required loans to attend the university.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $30,437
Average Total Aid $9,835
Students Receiving Financial Aid 92%
Room & Board $13,620

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $21,008
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $21,008
  • Books and Supplies - $2,000
  • Room & Board - $13,620
  • Other - $8,726


Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, non-traditional, and online delivery formats. Through quality teaching, learning, and research, the university is committed to offering students opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment.

Students can choose between over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in the following categories:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Chiropractic
  • Cinematic Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Exercise and Sporting Science
  • Fire Science
  • General Studies
  • Healthcare
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology
  • Marking
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Sport Management

As of fall 2020, Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale had first-year undergraduate retention rate of 60% for full-time students and 43% for part-time students. This indicates that a small majority of students enrolled at the university were happy enough with their academic experience to return the following year. Notably, however, this rate is lower than the national average is 68% throughout the nation.

The overall graduation rate for students who began their studies in 2015 was 67%, with a 1% transfer-out rate. This data shows how frequently students complete their degrees or certificate programs within 150% of standard time. Approximately 54% of full-time, first-time students graduated within four years, while 55% required six years to meet graduation requirements.

Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC) to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Additionally, many individual programs are accredited by other bodies, such as the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and American Culinary Federation (ACF).

Student Population Total

Student Population 19,567

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Health Professions and Related Programs 547 Total Graduates / 36%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 300 Graduates
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 68 Graduates
Health Services Administration 66 Graduates
Dietetics/Dietitian 58 Graduates
All Business Majors 266 Total Graduates / 18%
Business Administration and Management, General 214 Graduates
Accounting 48 Graduates
Management Information Systems, General 4 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 181 Total Graduates / 12%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 82 Graduates
Forensic Science and Technology 47 Graduates
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 31 Graduates
Homeland Security 16 Graduates
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 162 Total Graduates / 11%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 162 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 139 Total Graduates / 9%
Psychology, General 139 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 14%

Outcome & Salary

Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale has a well-developed student services department that offers a number of helpful options for students and graduates; however, it does not provide overall job placement data. Assistance is provided via career advisement, resume writing and job interview preparation, professional development workshops, and a study skills center. PayScale reports the average base hourly rate for graduates is $20.29. Average early career salaries are $43,900, while average mid-career salaries are $55,200.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $41,700
College Grads Average Salary $54,338
College Grads Mid Career Salary $51,800
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $543,380
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,061,380
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $121,748
10 Year Projected ROI $421,632
20 Year Projected ROI $939,632
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840