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Broward College, formerly known as "Broward Community College", offers Associate and Bachelor degrees as well as technical and occupational training in various certificate programs at many of its locations in the greater Fort Lauderdale and Broward County area. Broward College also offers online degrees, specialized programs in health sciences and continuing education, as well as study abroad and international education programs.
Broward College educates all the law enforcement officers in Broward County, and has educated more than 80 percent of the County's working healthcare professionals.
Broward College was founded in 1960 at the former Naval Air Station in Fort Lauderdale as the first public institution of higher education in Broward County, Florida. It has grown to include three campuses and five centers, serving the communities of Broward County and South Florida. In its 50-year history, Broward College has educated more than one million students.
Broward College follows the semester academic calendar with fall (August - December), winter (January - May) and summer (May - August) terms.
Broward College offers many degrees or programs of study at its campuses or centers, as well as online. Students may choose from:
- Bachelor in Science (BS) degrees
- Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degrees
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees
- Associate in Arts (AA) degree
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees
- Continuing Education - for professional development, personal interest or test preparation
- Advanced Technical Certifications
- Applied Technology Diploma
- Certificates - Training for immediate entry into jobs without earning a degree
Broward College has departments located among its three main campuses and five centers or accessible online that include:
- Accounting Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Building Construction
- Business Administration (Central Campus)
- Communications Media
- Computer Science
- Emergency Medical Services
- English and Language
- Environmental Science Technology
- Government and Law
- Graphic Design
- Health Sciences
- Health Information and Management
- Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management
- Instructional Technology
- International Studies
- Institute of Public Safety (IPS)
- Legal Assisting (Paralegal)
- Logistics and Supply Chain
- Marine Engineering Management
- Science and Mathematics
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Visual and Performing Arts
Broward College offers a lively life on campus with many clubs, athletics, art, culture, social events and leisure activities available. Broward students can choose from more than 100 clubs and organizations serving different interests, or attend college concerts, plays, museum exhibits and art gallery displays, shows at the Buehler Planetarium and Observatory or attend athletic events. All students can exercise at Broward's gyms, participate in intramural sports or relax in one of the student activity centers located on each campus.
The "wRites of Spring," a literary festival that is a popular 3-day event for students and the public, takes place every March on or around Broward's North Campus.
The Broward College Seahawks have athletic teams competing in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Broward's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has had several student-athletes go on to study at NCAA or NAIA schools with athletic scholarships that allow them to compete in their sport while they study. The Athletic Training facility is located at Broward's Central Campus.
Broward College has three main campuses and five centers, and also offers online courses and programs on the Internet. Broward also has a Center for Health Sciences, which offers courses at different campus locations and various locations within the community.
- A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
- North Campus
- Judson A. Samuels South Campus
Broward County Centers:
- Miramar Center
- Willis Holcombe Center (downtown)
- Weston Center
- Pines Center
- Tigertail Center
Overseas Centers for Study Abroad programs:
- Overseas Center - Ecuador
- Overseas Center - Spain
- Overseas Center - Singapore
Broward College's Central Campus is situated on 150 acres 11 miles west of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Broward College offers health information and discounted medical and dental care at The Wellness Center on each campus, as well as discounted childcare at Central, North and South campuses.
Broward College does not provide student or faculty housing. The college offers links to organizations in the local community that will help students find housing close to Broward's campuses.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $1,800-$2,200 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $110-$130 per unit
- Out-of-State: $360-$430 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$5,668|
|Receiving Student Loans||12%||$5,211|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Broward College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Broward County and the community colleges in Florida as a whole.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Broward College
- Dental Assistant Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1974)
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1994)
- Music Program
- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2000)
Campus: North Campus
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1973)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Florida
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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