Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university system with 17 locations throughout Florida. With its main campus based in Fort Lauderdale, the Keiser family created the school after recognizing a need for hands-on career education in a small classroom setting. The school opened its doors in 1977 and was originally named the Keiser School. Since then, it has gone through several name changes, including the Keiser Institute of Technology and Keiser College. In 2006, the school was rebranded Keiser University, the name it keeps today. Keiser University offers associate, bachelor's, master's, Ed Specialist, and doctoral degrees.
The university is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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The faculty at Keiser University believe that career education is both art and science, providing students with not only the real-world skills that they need, but also the intellectual skills required by the business community. Their stated goal is to train students with employable skills while teaching them to be responsible, accountable employees. Since the overall student to faculty ratio at Keiser University stands at 12:1, faculty are able to get to know their students and provide them with personal attention.
With 17 locations online and throughout the state, it is likely that Floridians can find a Keiser University campus near their home. All enrolled students have access to the university's Student Services Center. Here, they are able to find help with additional tutoring, and job preparation and placement programs. Enrolled students will find a number of available extracurricular activities, as well. These include student workshops and activities, student government, and two separate honor societies.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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