Keiser University has met the standards of accreditation by the following recognized accreditation commissions:
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University. Please note: Normal inquiries about Keiser University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Keiser University and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
The following business programs at Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale Campus and its off-campus instructional sites are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Masters of Business Administration, and Doctor of Business Administration.
The following accounting programs at Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale Campus and its off-campus instructional sites hold separate accounting accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, and Master of Accountancy.
Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts, Sarasota, Tallahassee and Melbourne campuses, are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Inc., 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, Florida 32095, (940) 824-4468, www.acfchefs.org.
The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at the Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480)443-8877, Website: www.cce-usa.org.
Keiser University’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Daytona Beach (general concentration), Fort Lauderdale (general and vascular concentrations), Fort Myers (general and vascular concentration), and Melbourne (general concentration) campuses, are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway, 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, www.caahep.org.
The Keiser University Nurse Anesthesia Programs (master and doctoral levels) are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; (847) 655-1160. http://www.coacrna.org/Pages/default.aspx The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for May 2023.
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Keiser University was established in 2015. The MSOT program was accredited August of 2017 by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Association (AOTA). ACOTE can be reached at:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200,
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
The graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT; nbcot.org). After successful completion of the national certification examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx
Keiser University Melbourne, Lakeland, Pembroke Pines and Port St Lucie ‘s Nutrition and Dietetics Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, USA, 800-877-1600 ext. 5400 eatright.org/acend.
The Keiser University Graduate Master of Science in Nutrition with Distance Learning Internship (KU-MS/DI) has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, ext. 5400, eatright.org/acend.
The Associate Degree Health Information Management program at Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), http://cahiim.org.
The Bachelor Degree Health Information Management program at Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), http://cahiim.org.
Keiser University’s Histotechnology program, Orlando campus, is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880, (773) 714-8886 (fax), email@example.com,http://www.naacls.org.
Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting, Daytona Beach campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway, 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.
Keiser University’s Medical Laboratory Technician programs, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando Campuses are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018, 773-714-8880. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.naacls.org
Keiser University’ Orlando campus is seeking programmatic accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018. The program is in the process of collecting and compiling data to submit for accreditation. The accreditation process may take up to two years, however completion of the accreditation site survey does not assure that the Medical Laboratory Science program will be granted accreditation status. If the program attains “Serious Applicant Status” prior to graduation, graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Scientist examination immediately upon completion of the program.
The Keiser University Occupational Therapy Bridged Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted “Candidacy Status” by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) at acote.aota.org of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) at aota.org. ACOTE is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’S telephone number C/O AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Upon completion of the accreditation process, graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT; nbcot.org). After successful completion of the national certification examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx
Keiser University’s Associate Degree Nursing program, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Melbourne, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm campuses, holds continuing accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Initial accreditation for Port St. Lucie was granted in March 2018. ACEN candidacy status for Clearwater was granted on August 24, 2018. ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE,Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, fax 404-975-5020, website www.acenursing.org. Pursuant to Subsection 464.019(5)(a)2, Florida Statutes and Chapter 120, F.S., the University is providing notice that the New Port Richey Campus (only) has been placed on a probationary status for 2020 and 2021 calendar years.
The Baccalaureate degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu. For more information about Keiser University’s BSN programs, go to https://www.keiseruniversity.edu/nursing-BS.
The Master’s degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-877-6791.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-877-6791.
Keiser University’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program, Daytona, Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach campuses, are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE can be reached at the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, American Occupational Therapy Association: 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, Phone: (301) 652-AOTA, Wed: http://www.acoteonline.org.
The Physical Therapist Assistant programs at Keiser University’s Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Jacksonville, Lakeland, West Palm Beach, Miami and Melbourne Campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call Fort Lauderdale 954-776-4456, Sarasota 941-907-3900, Jacksonville 904-296-3440, Lakeland 863-682-6020, West Palm Beach 561-471-6000, Miami 305-596-2226 and Melbourne 321-409-4800 or email Fort Lauderdale: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sarasota: email@example.com, Jacksonville: firstname.lastname@example.org, Lakeland: email@example.com, West Palm Beach: firstname.lastname@example.org, Miami: email@example.com and Melbourne: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective April 28, 2020, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Keiser University-Fort Myers has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 239-277-1336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
At its September 2018 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) extended Accreditation-Probation status for the Keiser University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Keiser University until its next review in September 2020.
Accreditation – Probation Accreditation – Probation accreditation is a temporary status of accreditation, up to two years, granted when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation – Provisional or Accreditation – Continued does not meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having its accreditation withdrawn.
Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).
Keiser University’s Radiologic Technology program, Daytona, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Lakeland, Melbourne and Sarasota campuses, is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, www.jrcert.org.
Keiser University’s Surgical Technology program, Clearwater and Tampa campuses, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org
The AS Degree Respiratory Therapy program at Keiser University located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, program number 200571, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com) 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, Texas 76021-4244 Tel. (817) 283-2835.
Keiser University’s Lakeland campus Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology 2000 W. Danforth Rd. STE 130, #203 Edmond, OK 73003 Phone: (405) 285-0546 email@example.com
Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.
Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.
The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.
Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.
If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.
The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.
The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.
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…
Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!
I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.
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.
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.
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.