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IPEDS ID: 136215
OPE ID: 00150900
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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796
General information:  (954) 262-7300
Website:  www.nova.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  20,435 (4,904 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
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 – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty934844
Instructional823824
Research and public service11120
Total graduate assistants-73
Instructional-49
Research-24
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$27,660$28,736$29,940$30,9003.2%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,874$11,540$12,550$12,9283.0%
Other$5,360$5,560$5,169$5,2691.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$16,911$19,125$18,108$18,1080.0%
Other$7,907$8,010$7,941$8,0411.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$7,907$8,010$7,941$8,0411.3%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$45,394$47,336$49,159$50,5972.9%
Off Campus$53,978$57,371$57,489$58,5491.8%
Off Campus with Family$37,067$38,246$39,381$40,4412.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$19,131
Fees$1,489
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid1976100%————
Grant or scholarship aid96499%$20,663,192$21,435
Federal grants36537%$2,468,671$6,763
Pell grants36437%$2,091,771$5,747
Other federal grants20020%$376,900$1,885
State/local government grant or scholarships49751%$3,374,541$6,790
Institutional grants or scholarships95498%$14,819,980$15,535
Student loan aid46648%$3,456,300$7,417
Federal student loans45747%$2,477,216$5,421
Other student loans677%$979,084$14,613
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,910$66,491,340$17,005
Pell grants1,796$8,245,015$4,591
Federal student loans2,301$19,085,129$8,294
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$25,344$26,740$25,867
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$22,993$24,053$22,830
$30,001 – $48,000$22,271$24,841$23,289
$48,001 – $75,000$24,266$26,360$26,694
$75,001 – $110,000$26,834$28,524$29,872
$110,001 and more$27,321$28,866$27,885
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment20,435
Undergraduate enrollment4,904
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment571
Graduate enrollment15,531
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 29%
Female: 71%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 10%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 34%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 76%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 59%
Out-of-state: 36%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 5%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 61%
Part-time: 39%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 32%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 60%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 39%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 51%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,9462,8036,143
Percent admitted79%80%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%17%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,01481%
ACT44336%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math530640
ACT Composite2228
ACT English2230
ACT Math2127
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: 79%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 50%
Transfer-out rate: 37%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out 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 are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 50%
8-year: 51%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 39%
6-year: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 44%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 35%
Hispanic/Latino: 51%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 20%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 48%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 53%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 48%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 55%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 11%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 41%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--1---
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--0---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-212----
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-----1
Biomedical Sciences, General--8---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-1931--1
Neuroscience-7----
Vision Science/Physiological Optics-821---
Category total-32041--2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-1791---
Business Administration and Management, General-836866-0d
Business/Commerce, General-4d----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-----1
Finance, General-30---2d
Human Resources Development-----0d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--55d--4d
International Business/Trade/Commerce--11--2d
Labor and Industrial Relations--0d---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-----0d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-7---3d
Organizational Behavior Studies--30--1d
Organizational Leadership-----0d
Real Estate--14--0
Selling Skills and Sales Operations-----0d
Taxation--20---
Category total-141d907d6-13d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-16----
Category total-16----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other--0d00d0d
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-3d08d-2d
Computer and Information Sciences, General-003--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--140d-1d
Computer Science-6315--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-----3d
Information Science/Studies--92d16--
Information Technology-532---
Category total-14d169d32d0d6d
Education
Art Teacher Education-8d1d---
Bilingual and Multilingual Education--0d---
Biology Teacher Education-0d----
Computer Teacher Education--1d--0d
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--15---
Curriculum and Instruction--22d--4d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching13d4d-0d-
Education, General-6-483d-94d
Education, Other-----2d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-----0d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-3----
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented--31d--6d
Educational Evaluation and Research-----5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--93d6d-42d
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision--0d--10d
Educational/Instructional Technology--2d--9d
Elementary Education and Teaching-114d--7d
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-111d--2d
Health Teacher Education--2d---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--24d---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching-2d----
Mathematics Teacher Education-216d--4d
Multicultural Education--0d---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0----
Reading Teacher Education--15d--10d
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist--3d--1d
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--9d--3d
Secondary Education and Teaching-0----
Social Studies Teacher Education-05d---
Spanish Language Teacher Education--30d---
Special Education and Teaching, General--6d--0d
Special Education and Teaching, Other--1d---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--17d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--7d--1d
Technical Teacher Education--023d--
Urban Education and Leadership--2d---
Category total126d331d512d0d200d
Engineering
Computer Engineering, General-2----
Computer Software Engineering-23---
Category total-43---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-3----
Rhetoric and Composition--3---
Writing, General--1---
Category total-34---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development---0d--
Human Development and Family Studies, General-159d---
Human Nutrition--3d---
Category total-162d0d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry-----24
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-----7
Anesthesiologist Assistant--60---
Athletic Training/Trainer-11----
Audiology/Audiologist---15--
Behavioral Aspects of Health-----0
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist-19----
Dental Clinical Sciences, General--17---
Dentistry---125--
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-21----
Endodontics/Endodontology-----6
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--1139--
Health and Wellness, General-----3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-0000-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-244687--
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management--0d--0d
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--637--
Medical Informatics--19--0
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--101---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--46360-
Optometry---95--
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery-----1
Orthodontics/Orthodontology-----7
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy---230--
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics-----6
Periodontics/Periodontology-----9
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management--2---
Pharmaceutical Sciences---13--
Pharmacy---245--
Physical Therapy/Therapist---114--
Physician Assistant--244---
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology-----4
Public Health, General--67--0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-411d43d2d--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-18d----
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant-21----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-02245d--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling-----0
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy-3d----
Category total-528d1,045d983d067d
History
History, General-1----
Category total-1----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-1946d9d--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management--7---
Homeland Security--0d--0
Category total-1953d9d-0
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence--8d---
Health Law--12d---
Law---217--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-8---0
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--34d---
Pre-Law Studies-11----
Category total-1954d217-0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-20----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--12---
Category total-2012---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1----
Category total-1----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences-0----
Dispute Resolution--2135-12
Gerontology--10d--0d
Marine Sciences--1---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General--0d---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution--0003d
Category total-032d35015d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-14----
Natural Resources Management and Policy--0---
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management--3---
Category total-143---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-38----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-125d--0
Category total-505d--0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-0----
Category total-0----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-10----
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical---2-4d
Category total-10-2-4d
Psychology
Clinical Psychology--7377--
Counseling Psychology--129---
Experimental Psychology--0---
Forensic Psychology--45---
Psychology, General-5828d---
School Psychology--174-11
Category total-58292d81-11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-9----
Public Administration--23---
Youth Services/Administration--47d---
Category total-970d---
Social Sciences
International Economics-----0d
International Relations and Affairs-1----
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other--9d---
Political Science and Government, General-7----
Social Sciences, Other--0d---
Sociology-4----
Category total-129d--0d
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General-6----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-5----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-3----
Music, General-1----
Category total-15----
Grand total11,2813,0921,8770318
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, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 161
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 317
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 9
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: $19,171
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,312
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,730
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 87%
Part-time students: 67%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined2943
Baseball43
Basketball1415
Golf97
Rowing38
Soccer2934
Softball18
Swimming2835
Tennis10
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1971)12/14/2027
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited (02/01/2004 - 06/30/2009)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (06/07/1987)06/30/2023
 No Longer Recognized  American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levelsAccredited (07/31/2002 - 04/15/2013)
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1975)08/31/2026
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
EndodonticsAccredited since (01/29/1997)12/31/2021
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)Accredited since (01/31/2003)12/31/2024
Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsAccredited since (01/29/1997)12/31/2021
Pediatric DentistryAccredited since (07/24/1997)12/31/2021
PeriodonticsAccredited since (01/29/1997)12/31/2021
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)Accredited since (01/30/1998)12/31/2021
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional ProgramsAccredited since (07/01/1995)12/31/2020
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral DegreeAccredited since ((!)08/01/2014)12/31/2019
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's DegreeAccredited since (07/01/1995)12/31/2020
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programsAccredited since (04/25/1993)12/31/2020
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degreeAccredited since ((!)07/01/1983)12/31/2024
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (10/30/1996)12/20/2020
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (10/30/1981)12/31/2029
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programsAccredited since (03/15/1983)12/31/2029
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (06/17/2015)TBD
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical doctoral program in AudiologyAccredited since (05/01/2003)08/01/2023
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since ((!)10/07/2014)06/30/2029
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (04/08/2006)06/30/2029
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/08/2006)06/30/2029
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (06/10/2000)12/31/2021
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (10/09/2017)05/17/2020
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (04/24/2012)TBD
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) Nova Southeastern at Dade County Research Clinic Advanced Education in General DentistryAccredited since (01/29/1997)12/31/2021
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General DentistryAccredited since (01/28/2000)12/31/2014
PredoctoralAccredited since (01/29/1997)12/31/2021
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry and Binocular VisionAccredited since (07/29/1997)12/31/2020
Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Residency in Primary Eye CareAccredited since (07/25/1995)12/31/2025
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological StudiesAccredited since (09/22/1987)12/31/2021
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programsAccredited since (11/14/2014)TBD
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2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession210
Drug law violations250
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations130
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape030
Fondling0210
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery010
Aggravated assault200
Burglary213
Motor vehicle theft102
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape030
Fondling021
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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 Year201620152014
Default rate2.2%3.3%3.5%
Number in default163280310
Number in repayment7,2518,2658,805
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)