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.
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.