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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
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:  16,579 (15,310 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Related Institutions:This is the parent institution of:
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
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
Remedial 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,109673
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$16,284$16,936$17,664$18,3684.0%
Books and supplies$1,400$1,400$1,200$2,00066.7%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,488$10,512$8,352$8,5442.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Off Campus$31,100$34,712$34,336$36,1845.4%
Off Campus with Family$21,004$22,287$23,949$26,57110.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid13,33498%————
Grant or scholarship aid3,26796%$14,854,064$4,547
Federal grants2,42671%$6,995,782$2,884
Pell grants2,42571%$6,856,782$2,828
Other federal grants1,37941%$139,000$101
State/local government grant or scholarships1,29338%$2,177,993$1,684
Institutional grants or scholarships2,66278%$5,680,289$2,134
Student loan aid2,71580%$19,806,362$7,295
Federal student loans2,66278%$15,807,469$5,938
Other student loans60218%$3,998,893$6,643
  • 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 aid116,54093%$71,039,353$4,295
Pell grants12,08968%$34,918,754$2,888
Federal student loans13,49376%$75,889,924$5,624
  • 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.
Average net price$21,723$21,129$27,190
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$22,055$22,723$28,372
$30,001 – $48,000$23,076$23,394$28,893
$48,001 – $75,000$25,106$25,594$29,966
$75,001 – $110,000$26,802$27,439$30,683
$110,001 and more$26,887$27,463$30,922
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment16,579
Undergraduate enrollment15,310
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment597
Graduate enrollment1,269
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 28%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 40%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 27%
25 and over: 71%
Age unknown: 2%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 78%
Out-of-state: 19%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 41%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 90%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 8%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $55
  • Admissions data not available.
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: 89%
Part-time students: 56%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 52 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 68%
(*) 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: 70%
Female: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 50%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 73%
Hispanic/Latino: 66%
White: 65%
Two or more races: 69%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 91%
Non-resident alien: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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, 15 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2009.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 59%
6-year: 68%
8-year: 68%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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
Biomedical Sciences, General-4---
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology0----
Category total04---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management-6d---
Business Administration and Management, General24d264d146d2d0d
Business/Commerce, General--0d--
Business/Managerial Economics-2d---
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-3d---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General313---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-29d---
Management Information Systems, General-5d---
Category total71d360d150d2d0d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0d----
Computer and Information Sciences, General0----
Computer Graphics0d----
Computer Programming/Programmer, General0d----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-0d---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-21d---
Information Technology206d19d---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0d----
Category total206d40d---
Curriculum and Instruction----2d
Education, General--12d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--1d15d2d
Educational/Instructional Technology--6d7d-
Elementary Education and Teaching-2---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--5d--
Category total-224d22d4d
Computer Software Engineering-21---
Engineering, General2-5--
Category total2215--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician0----
Category total0----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician37----
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician109----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--32d--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator8d----
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-0d---
Health Services Administration131d86d--0d
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General070d---
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist29----
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage4----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist366----
Medical/Clinical Assistant557d----
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist21----
Occupational Therapist Assistant482----
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant176----
Physician Assistant--36--
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician25----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse46483d0d--
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant8----
Surgical Technology/Technologist5----
Category total2,422d293d68d-0d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--0d--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies120d130d21d--
Criminalistics and Criminal Science8647---
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism-18---
Fire Science/Fire-fighting11----
Forensic Science and Technology00---
Homeland Security10d15d---
Category total227d210d21d--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal86d----
Legal Studies, General-38d---
Category total86d38d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other119d----
Category total119d----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-156d---
Category total-156d---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management56----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-4---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management8655---
Category total14259---
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training53----
Category total53----
Applied Psychology---1d-
Psychology, General-74d35d0d-
Category total-74d35d1d-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-10d---
Category total-10d---
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Applied Arts, Other0----
Design and Visual Communications, General24----
Game and Interactive Media Design18----
Category total42----
Grand total3,3701,267303254
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 361
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 21
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2383
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 84
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $353
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,924
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $4,450
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $4,120
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 29%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
All Track Combined4833
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1991 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs3/1/2006 -  Accredited
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 degree8/1/1998 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - 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
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship7/29/2016 -  Pre-Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Statutory rape00
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate12.8%13.2%14.9%
Number in default1,4141,4541,275
Number in repayment10,99511,0048,553
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)