Broward College

Broward College

Broward College, formerly known as "Broward Community College", was established in 1959 by the Florida Legislature. BCC confers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates to its graduates. It also offers a variety of Continuing Education programs and courses.

BCC offers flexible learning alternatives and dual-enrollment programs for high school students. The college has three campuses and a variety of educational centers located throughout Broward County. The campuses are:

  • A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
  • Judson A. Samuels South Campus
  • North Campus

BCC has six major sports teams. The college offers special scholarship to members of the athletic teams. Some of the college graduates have gone on to become famous indluding: Dr. Rita Mae Brown, author, poet, essayist, and screenwriter; LauRen Merola, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2008; and Johnathan Walton, Emmy award winning reporter.

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Broward College
225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33301
General Phone: (954) 201-7400

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Broward College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts3,550liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1,021EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement406corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, security and protective services
Medical Support and Technology186dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech, opticianry ...
Business and Management185business management, operations management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, management information systems, marketing, business and related services
Engineering Technician90architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, biomedical tech, environmental control tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering related tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech ...
Hospitality72hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Law69legal assistant
Mechanics and Repair64electrical maintenance and repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Therapy and Counseling54physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Computer Science and Engineering46computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer services management
Photography and Commercial Art46commercial art, cinematography
Family and Social Work35child care provider, public administration
Transportation32commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Medical Administration16health care administration, health care facilities management, medical records tech, medical secretary
Office and Administration15office management, executive secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Broward College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year76822
Associate's degree4,71544
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years39216
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years121

Broward College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Broward College had a total enrollment of 31,730 students (22,537 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 30%
Black 29%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 21%
22-24 17%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Broward College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 51 %

Broward College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Broward College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,868
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,486
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Broward College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 150000)

Broward College Faculty

Broward College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1631
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1531

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$66,2472*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$68,53723$67,812
Associate professoracademic year13$61,50713$63,441
Assistant professoracademic year97$57,186118$51,579
Instructoracademic year4$51,48412$51,792
Lectureracademic year11$46,65715$38,257
All faculty totalacademic year164$59,382181$53,404

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Broward College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports43741

Broward College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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