Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale

1500 NW 49th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

About
Keiser University, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was founded in 1977 as a career college known as the Keiser School. In 1982 the school added some programs resulting in a name change, becoming the Keiser Institute of Technology. Four years later the school became authorized to offer associate degrees, once again requiring a name change, this time to Kaiser College. By 2001 the school had developed and began offering bachelor degree programs, and in 2006 changed its name to Keiser University. The school currently offers a full range of degrees through programs available through its main or satellite campuses, or through its well known and largely used online distance learning program.

Academics
Keiser University offers a large number of programs that result in either associate, bachelor, master, or doctoral degrees. The school designs its program offerings to meet the needs of high demand fields, ensuring that graduates will be able to pursue work opportunities with ease after graduation. Programs are constructed to focus on a single class over four weeks, moving to a new course once the four weeks of study are completed. Distance learning programs have their own curriculum and pace.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Keiser University must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Students must complete the application for admissions, supplying additional information such as test scores and transcripts as needed. Students applying to specific programs may have additional requirements for admissions, this being particularly true for master and doctoral degree programs.   The acceptance of credits are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting information from which will be used alongside financial documents supplied to the school by the student to determine aid, eligibility and awards. Scholarships may also be available for students from external sources, requiring a separate application for each and offered for a variety of reasons.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale is around 33,000 students. The student body is made up of 94% undergraduate students and 6% graduate students.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale may offer services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale has an overall graduation rate which is around 57%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years11%
Graduating in 5 Years1%
Graduating in 6 Years0.2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Keiser University - Lakeland

  • Coordinated Dietetics Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program

Campus: Keiser University - Jacksonville

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
  • Surgical Technician Program

Campus: Keiser University - Tampa

  • 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 2011)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)

Campus: Keiser University - West Palm Beach

  • 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 2006)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)

Campus: Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)

Campus: Keiser University - Pembroke Pines

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2007)

Campus: Keiser University - Daytona Beach

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2009)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)

Campus: Keiser University - Fort Myers

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2013)

Campus: Keiser University - Tallahassee

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2011)

Campus: Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)

Campus: Keiser University - Miami

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2010)

Campus: Keiser University - Orlando

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)

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