Keiser University is a private institute of Higher Education and one of Florida’s largest, independent, career-focused universities. It is dedicated to the mission of providing all students with a high quality education that enables them to develop the essential skills, knowledge, and understanding to lead successful careers. The university is student-focused and offers personal attention to every student. Keiser offers academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in a variety of disciplines such as accounting, business, criminal justice, education, health care, homeland security, hospitality, information technology, medical assisting, and nursing. The curricula are flexible to meet every student’s needs and build on previous skills and knowledge.
Keiser’s eCampus Online offers programs designed to prepare you for a variety of marketable professions. The programs are developed by qualified faculty and staff to create an engaging and interactive learning environment. Classes are offered one class at a time every four weeks to allow you to reach your maximum learning potential without the added stress of balancing a multitude of classes and assignments with other aspects of your life. This approach provides better access to faculty to address your needs. Participate in discussions with instructors and classmates through email, live chat, scheduled discussions, and real-time interactive group discussions.
Keiser University’s Online Division has been ranked number 10 out of 44 online colleges and universities in a 2009 report published by Online Education Database (OEDb). Keiser University was named the nationwide leader in producing the greatest number of graduates of Associate of Science in Health Professions and Related Sciences for the third year in a row, according to a Community College Week analysis of U. S. Department of Education data released June 2008. Also in 2008, Keiser University was ranked twenty-first in the U.S. for the number of associate degrees granted to Hispanic students. Keiser is also active in facilitating collaborative community partnerships with a variety of organizations and is involved in many constituencies and continuing education programs.
Keiser University was founded in 1977 by the Keiser Family under the name Keiser School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, receiving accreditation in 1980. In 1982, Keiser School was renamed Keiser Institute of Technology when computer and paralegal programs were added. The name was changed to Keiser College in 1986 when it began to offer associate degrees. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the college received additional accreditations and expanded to open additional campuses all over Florida. After the expansion and addition of programs – including the opening of the Keiser Graduate School – Keiser College became Keiser University in 2006. In 2008, Keiser celebrated its first graduate from the Spanish Language Latin Division, which was established in 2005 and believed to be the country’s first. Currently, Keiser University provides education to approximately 12,000 students through its 13 campuses and online division with over 40 degree programs.
Keiser University’s main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with additional campuses throughout the state of Florida and worldwide.
Keiser University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, and master degrees.
Credit Earning Options
Keiser University considers relevant transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions. Credit from institutions that are not regionally accredited may be granted on an individual course-by-course basis pending the approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs. Credits may also be granted based on military training and experience.
- Institutional Accrediting
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1900 W. Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
- Institution Type
Private, for-profit, Higher Education
- Calendar Type
*Classes begin every month*Students take one class at a time
- Delivery Format
Synchronous and asynchronous online delivery via the Internet
- Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate College General
- Technical Requirements
Contact admissions for current technical requirements.
- Geographic Restrictions
US residents only
- On-Campus Requirement
No on campus requirements Medical Assisting program requires an externship and practicum at an approved site close to a student’s home
- Credit-earning Options
Keiser University will consider applicable transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions. Credit from non-regionally accredited institutions may be granted on a course by course basis.
- Loans Offered
Keiser University offers a variety of low interest loans to enable students to meet their educational goals.
- Registration Details
Students may complete the admissions and registration process entirely online via the college website.
- Scholarships Offered
Keiser University offers a Financial and Academic Scholarship for full time students who meet criteria set by the University.