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Fort Lauderdale Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Fort Lauderdale Colleges and Schools

Fort Lauderdale Colleges

There are at least 14 colleges in Fort Lauderdale, listed and described below. These schools represent 59,769 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 43,608 full-time students, and a reported 1,250 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Broward College and Nova Southeastern University.

We also provide an extensive list of Florida Colleges.

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  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Fort Lauderdale.

Featured Colleges in the Fort Lauderdale Area (QuickSchools™)

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The Art Institutes system of schools


Fort Lauderdale, FL

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor

Keiser University Campus


Fort Lauderdale, FL; Pembroke Pines, FL; Miami, FL

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

  • Program Categories: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Liberal Arts
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Associate

Florida College of Natural Health


Pompano Beach, FL; Miami, FL

Prepare for a Career in Massage Therapy, Makeup Artistry, or Skin Care!

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

City College


Fort Lauderdale, FL; Hollywood, FL

City College of Florida is focused on providing the best in business and career education.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate

Florida Career College


Fort Lauderdale, FL; Pompano Beach, FL; Hollywood, FL

Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Fort Lauderdale with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
100 E Broward Blvd, Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3510

  • Programs: acupuncture, health service and sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 84 students, 141 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

City College Fort Lauderdale
2000 W. Commerical Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: business management, registered nursing, security services management, EMT paramedic, legal assistant, medical assistant, medical coding, radio and TV tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 427 students, 956 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: educational administration, business management, teacher ed, gifted and talended education, law, pharmacy, business, osteopathic medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 27,518 students, 19,942 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,250 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-550. Math: 450-560. Writing: 440-530.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Fort Lauderdale Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Broward College
225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, criminal justice and police, legal assistant, radiation therapist, business management, criminal justice and administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 31,730 students, 22,537 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Coral Ridge Nurses Assistant Training School
2121 W Oakland Pk Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

  • Programs: pharmacy tech, nursing assistant, medical records tech, child care provider, clinical social work, health unit coordinator, medical billing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 10 students, 32 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Dania Beach Colleges 1 20,061 100  
Davie Colleges 3 75,720 1,450  
Hollywood Colleges 1 139,357 1,683  
Lauderdale Lakes Colleges 3 31,705 672  
Lauderhill Colleges 1 57,585 364  

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