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 19,861, with 17,990 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 16:1, which is better than the national average as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2018.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||16:1|
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Keiser University Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|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|
|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 $47,094 for the year. Students who lived off campus paid a total of between $32,726 and $43,062, 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||2020-2021|
|Average Total Aid||$11,968|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||98%|
|Room & Board||$14,368|
- Tuition In-State - $22,000
- Tuition Out-of-State - $22,000
- Books and Supplies - $2,000
- Room & Board - $14,368
- Other - $10,336
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:
- Cinematic Arts
- Criminal Justice
- Exercise and Sporting Science
- Fire Science
- General Studies
- Homeland Security
- Hospitality Management
- Information Technology
- Sport Management
As of fall 2020, Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale had first-year undergraduate retention rate of 72% for full-time students and 33% 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
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Health Professions and Related Programs||737 Total Graduates / 40%|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||474 Graduates|
|Health Services Administration||74 Graduates|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General||70 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||327 Total Graduates / 18%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||260 Graduates|
|Management Information Systems, General||9 Graduates|
|Accounting and Finance||9 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||214 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General||214 Graduates|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services||157 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration||77 Graduates|
|Forensic Science and Technology||29 Graduates|
|Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism||22 Graduates|
|Homeland Security||15 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||147 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Psychology, General||147 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||13%|
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.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$43,900|
|College Grads Average Salary||$57,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$55,200|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$570,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,122,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$127,936|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$442,064|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$994,064|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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