Keiser University

Mission Statement & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Keiser University is a regionally accredited private career university that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, nontraditional and online delivery formats. The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally.  Through quality teaching, learning, and research, the university is committed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment. Committed to a “students first” philosophy, Keiser University prepares graduates for careers in business, criminal justice, health care, technology, hospitality, education, and career-focused general studies.

Inherent in the Mission is service to the community.  This service includes community partnerships, involvement with various constituencies and various continuing education programs.

Goals

The following goals are integral to the mission of the University:

  • To continually change, improve and ensure the effectiveness of the University’s programs in preparing students for successful careers.
  • To engage and maintain a faculty that is well-qualified academically, possesses current technical and professional knowledge and experience and has the ability to convey this knowledge to students.
  • To improve written and verbal competencies of students as well as analytical and technical skills.
  • To provide facilities that support educational programs and enable students to develop profession-specific skills.
  • To engage and maintain a staff who is caring, provides student support and meets the University’s educational goals and objectives.
  • To attract qualified students of diverse backgrounds.
  • To provide a collegiate atmosphere of academic freedom that encourages open exchange of ideas.
  • To provide distance learning activities through Web-based courses and degrees.
  • To provide a commitment to research at the doctoral level.

Philosophy

In today’s society, there is a genuine need for a University that offers its students quality academic and career education in an atmosphere of personalized attention.  Keiser University offers career educational programs that prepare them to enter their chosen career field upon graduation.  Other students utilize Keiser University programs as a stepping-stone to further education.  Other students may be community residents or business members who attend contract training or University-sponsored seminars.

At Keiser University, each student is considered an individual, and the University strives to be aware at all times of the needs of each member of its student body.  The faculty of Keiser University believes that career education instruction is an art as well as a science.  It is a dynamic process that develops both the skill and the intellect of career-minded individuals in its community.  Career education is an interactive process on which the future of society depends.  Graduates become technicians, professionals and clinicians who are critical for future economic growth.

Keiser University’s goal is to train career-minded individuals by offering an education that produces an employable, skilled, responsible and accountable person.  Keiser University students are prepared to provide professional skills necessary to meet the projected needs of society.  Inherent in the goals established for Keiser University is the belief that learning takes place in a variety of ways.  For this reason, Keiser University curricula are flexible and incorporate previous knowledge and skills.

Keiser University affirms that all members of the academic community share responsibility for establishing, implementing and evaluating its educational programs.  Further, Keiser University believes that members of business and industry must also participate in this process.

Finally, it is the philosophy of Keiser University that no person shall be denied admission to any program, be excluded from any training, be denied the benefits of training, or be subjected to discrimination in any hiring practice or activity of the University because of race, creed, color, handicap, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or religious belief.

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Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate