Chamber of Commerce
The Graduate School of Keiser University is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ft. Lauderdale is conveniently located between Miami and West Palm Beach in Florida’s southeast region. The area has 1,211 square-miles of tropical landscape and 23 miles of Atlantic Coast beaches, with an average temperature of 83 degrees, making the Fort Lauderdale area a desirable place to live and work. The area is home to 1.6 million residents, and another 3.4 million reside between Miami and West Palm Beach.
Golfing, fishing, and boating are among the many leisure activities enjoyed by both visitors and residents. Several cultural, historic, and scientific resource facilities are located in the Fort Lauderdale area including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Broward County has the nation’s largest fully accredited school system, eleven colleges and universities, and four career and technical centers. Close to 40 hospitals serve the medical needs of our community.
This canal-laced city is a far cry from its spring break party image of the past. Following renovation and renewal, upscale stores and restaurants have replaced fast-food stands and T-shirt shops. But the stretch of gorgeous beaches, great swimming, nearly year-round sunshine and close-to-ideal climate are the city’s biggest draws. For great shopping and dining, stroll down Las Olas Boulevard, which is lined with top-notch boutiques and restaurants. Nightlife lovers flock to the nearby Riverfront area, packed with bars and free entertainment. The city has a host of family-friendly options, such as Everglades Holiday Park and the Museum of Discovery and Science. With the network of canals and waterways, boats are part of the Lauderdale lifestyle, and tourists can get in on the act by renting a boat or hailing a water taxi. There’s a lot to do here, but be sure to spend some quiet time just soaking up the sun or strolling along the beach between your studies.
Located at the center of the tri-county region, the Ft. Lauderdale area offers a wide array of business opportunities for growth-oriented service, distribution, manufacturing, retail and construction firms. From software technology to international trade, from financial services to tourism, Greater Fort Lauderdale enjoys a robust, diversified business climate.
Greater Fort Lauderdale has a long-standing high-tech heritage, supported by strong regional organizations like the South Florida BioScience Consortium, which promotes biotechnology, and InternetCoast, which focus on communication technology.
With more than 300 miles of waterways, marinas and marine manufacturing and repair facilities, Greater Fort Lauderdale is a world-renowned port of call for the yachting industry and home to the world’s largest boat show. Frank Herhold, executive director, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, notes that Broward County generates almost one-third of Florida’s marine sales. “There’s a long-standing saying in the marine industry that if you can’t find something in Fort Lauderdale, it’s not findable,” he says.
Within the marine industry, Broward caters to the “mega-yacht” market. More than 1,400 vessels over 80 feet visit the county each year on their way to the Caribbean or other destinations around the world. “Boating is an important part of the Broward economy, as well as the lifestyle of South Florida,” says Herhold.
Financial services are another vital contributor to Greater Fort Lauderdale’s prosperity. A recent “State Farm Fiscally Fit Cities Report,” the first study of its kind, ranked Fort Lauderdale as one of the top 10 most ‘fiscally fit’ cities in America based on three primary categories: investments, insurance and quality of life.
Information provided by the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. Photographs are courtesy of the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
"I would highly recommend this University to any prospective students who are looking for quality academics in a state-of-the-art facility that place community support and togetherness at the forefront of its mission."
"The impact that Keiser University has on our community is tremendous.” “Keiser University also provide local area residents with workforce training to compete in the job market. The New Port Richey campus of Keiser University is first rate and will serve our residents well for many years to come."
New Port Richey
Office of the City Manager
"Keiser University has been a key leadership participant in many community events, from facilitating board retreats for the local Chamber of Commerce to participation in Leadership programs in the County."
Construction Management, Inc.
“In my field I’ve had the opportunity to work with students and technologist from a variety of institutions and I’m always delighted and proud to see KU students and grads leading not only in skillset but professionalism as well as productivity.”
“The students at Keiser University graduate with an excellent level of education that allows me to place them in jobs immediately.”
24/7 Nursing Care
“Keiser is deeply rooted in local communities, providing resources for people and have a history of adapting to the ever-changing circumstances and shifting priorities to meet their student’s needs.”
United Clinical Laboratory
“Keiser University plays an important role in our community by promoting students and helping them to reach their full potential. The education that Keiser provides not only helps the graduates compete in the law enforcement profession, but it also provides them with a competitive edge to succeed in the workforce industry.”
Sheriff Walt McNeil
Leon County Sherriff’s Office
"For more than a decade, the Chamber and Keiser have collaborated on numerous events and educational programs for the betterment of our local business, community and future leaders.”
Chamber of Commerce
“Keiser University is an essential community partner that delivers quality, professional students who value going above and beyond to achieve their career goals.”
“Keiser University is important to our community by helping OneBlood to meet the needs of our local hospitals.”
“By partnering with the Student Services Department, Sonas has been able to employ quality nurses to care for some of our most critically in need families.”
Sonas Home Health Care
“Keiser University is important to our community because of the highly educated and qualified Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers the University’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program provides. As both alumni and a current clinical preceptor, I can attest to the high level of education offered.”
Bethesda Hospital West
(Baptist Health South Florida)
We understand that today's students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.
When you enroll in Keiser University's programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you'll receive personal attention from your instructors.
Keiser University's dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. Our graduate faculty are prepared at the doctoral level and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.”
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. Questions about the accreditation of Keiser University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).