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Keiser University ranks among top colleges and universities nationwide for associate degrees

March 15, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Jeff LaLiberte / 954-821-3986 / [email protected]

Keiser University ranks among top colleges and universities nationwide for associate degrees

 Keiser University earned top marks as one of the best universities in the country for associate degree programs in a recent ranking from Intelligent.com. Keiser earned the No. 37 overall spot on the list which evaluated associate degree programs at community colleges, public and private universities, and technical institutes.

“Pursuing an associate degree is an effective way for students to prepare for employment in a variety of in-demand jobs that are critical to the workforce,” said Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Chancellor of Keiser University. “Higher earning potential and opportunities for advancement are just a few benefits to earning an associate degree.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), occupations in which workers often are required to have an associate degree are growing faster than occupations that require other types of training. The BLS cites employment in associate and postsecondary nondegree-level occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the 7 percent average projected for all occupations and the 4 percent expected in occupations typically requiring some college but no degree.

Of the 100 occupations the BLS tracks that require an associate degree, jobs in healthcare and information technology will be among the fastest growing in the future. Careers in nursing, medical assisting, and IT are expected to add a combined 426,000 jobs by 2029.

With a focus on career readiness, Keiser University offers multiple associate degree programs in some of Florida’s key industries such as defense and homeland security, transportation and logistics, cyber security and information technology, and nursing and other health sciences. Keiser is the number one producer of nurses in the state of Florida and a leading contributor of health care workers.

Intelligent.com’s rankings evaluated, and graded, institutions based on their cost, course offerings, reputation, faculty, and course delivery methods, including online, in-person, and hybrid courses. Keiser University was one of only five school in Florida to earn a spot on the list and the only Florida-based university with a statewide presence. To view the full rankings, visit: https://www.intelligent.com/best-colleges-for-associates-degrees/.

“We are honored to be named as one of the top colleges and universities for awarding associate degrees,” said Keiser. “At Keiser University, we continue to develop our ‘student first’ philosophy and these rankings are evidence of our school’s commitment to providing students with workforce education that leads to career success.”

Keiser University enrolls approximately 20,000 students at more than 21 campuses throughout Florida, internationally, and online. Keiser has previously been named No. 11 for social mobility on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges ranking.

About Keiser University:

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 3,800 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.

 

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My instructors 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. Student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. Everyone was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

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.

Belinda Haney

The instructors at Keiser University impacted my life. They believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. KU helped to prepare me for the real world and got me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

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.

Anthony Sassano

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.

Ty Fitzgerald

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.

Jackson Tejada

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

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

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

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

Nidia Barrios

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Nadege Dor

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

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.

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