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IPEDS ID: 135081
OPE ID: 02151900
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Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
1500 NW 49th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
General information:  (954) 776-4476
Website:  www.keiseruniversity.edu
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  17,129 (16,039 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Related Institutions:This is the parent institution of:
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty982615
Instructional982615
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$14,176$15,064$15,664$16,2844.0%
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,400$1,4000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,136$8,136$8,216$8,4883.3%
Other$4,736$4,736$4,776$4,9283.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,200$3,200$3,256$3,3202.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$28,448$29,336$30,056$31,1003.5%
Off Campus with Family$18,776$19,664$20,320$21,0043.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$19,188
Fees$1,200
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,55192%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,48190%$13,709,760$5,526
Federal grants2,01273%$8,831,945$4,390
Pell grants2,01273%$8,627,907$4,288
Other federal grants1,25846%$204,038$162
State/local government grant or scholarships98036%$1,195,510$1,220
Institutional grants or scholarships1,85667%$3,682,305$1,984
Student loan aid2,20680%$23,608,870$10,702
Federal student loans2,18279%$21,370,005$9,794
Other student loans40615%$2,238,865$5,514
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,19877%$61,531,686$5,044
Pell grants9,43760%$38,077,017$4,035
Federal student loans10,38166%$99,384,475$9,574
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$21,421$21,682$21,420
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$21,345$22,106$22,055
$30,001 – $48,000$22,154$23,182$23,076
$48,001 – $75,000$24,059$25,539$25,106
$75,001 – $110,000$25,641$26,809$26,802
$110,001 and more$25,613$26,843$26,887
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment17,129
Undergraduate enrollment16,039
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment224
Graduate enrollment1,090
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 31%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 35%
25 and over: 63%
Age unknown: 2%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 82%
Out-of-state: 17%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 24%
Part-time: 76%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 33%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 52%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 83%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 14%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,6201,3383,282
Percent admitted93%97%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled85%90%83%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 74%
Part-time students: 38%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 57%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 60%
Female: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 36%
Asian: 64%
Black or African American: 54%
Hispanic/Latino: 57%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 57%
Non-resident alien: 45%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 19 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2007.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 60%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology6-----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology56-----
Category total62-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting68d28d--4d-
Business Administration and Management, General44d136d111d---
Management Information Systems, General-3d----
Category total112d167d111d-4d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0d-----
Computer and Information Sciences, General0-----
Computer Graphics8-----
Computer Programming/Programmer, General3-----
Information Technology157d14d----
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0-----
Category total168d14d----
Education
Education, General--26d---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---7d-3d
Educational/Instructional Technology---0d--
Elementary Education and Teaching-2----
Category total-226d7d-3d
Engineering
Engineering, General4d-----
Category total4d-----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician2-----
Category total2-----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician18-----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician92-----
Dietetics/Dietitian-14----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator4-----
Health Services Administration213d80d----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General066d----
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage50-----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist396-----
Medical/Clinical Assistant701d-----
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist54-----
Occupational Therapist Assistant451-----
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant110-----
Physician Assistant--24---
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician21-----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse47628d13d---
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant14-----
Surgical Technology/Technologist20-----
Category total2,620d188d37d---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--17d---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies224d126d----
Criminalistics and Criminal Science89-----
Fire Science/Fire-fighting31d-----
Forensic Science and Technology-13----
Homeland Security15d6d----
Category total359d145d17d---
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal173d-----
Legal Studies, General-48d----
Category total173d48d----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-66d----
Category total-66d----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management98-----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management736----
Category total1716----
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training116---0-
Category total116---0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General35-----
Fashion/Apparel Design0-----
Game and Interactive Media Design20-----
Category total55-----
Grand total3,842636191743
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1991 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Medical Assistant Education (MAAB) - Private schools and programs(!)7/1/1980 - 2/10/2014Resigned
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate8/1/1998 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant5/10/2000 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/16/2011 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels(!)4/25/2013 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers2/1/1994 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs3/1/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible100
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault002
Burglary301
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate18.6%20.0%
Number in default1,3211,118
Number in repayment7,0735,567
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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