Monday, September 21, 2020
For Immediate Release
Keiser University Ranks Among Top Colleges and Universities Nationwide in 2021
Keiser University recently earned recognition from a pair of national rankings of the top colleges and universities in the country. Keiser earned designations from both U.S. News & World Report and Niche.com as one of the top institutions of higher learning in the U.S. for 2021.
On U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges ranking, Keiser University earned the No. 11 spot on the Top Performers in Social Mobility subcategory, up from No. 34 in 2020. Keiser was the top-rated university Florida in social mobility. This is only the second year U.S. News has considered social mobility as a subgroup. The ranking measures how well schools enroll and graduate students who received federal Pell Grants.
“We are very pleased to again earn such high marks in social mobility,” said Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor of Keiser University. “We recognize the importance of providing quality education to a diverse population of students and are pleased to include this goal in our commitment to student success.”
In addition to its spot on the social mobility ranking, Keiser earned a top 300 rating among all schools in the National Universities category. This is only the second year Keiser has been listed in the National University category which includes schools that are mostly research-oriented and offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate majors, plus doctoral programs. Keiser moved from the Regional Universities grouping in 2020 as a result of its Carnegie Classification as a Doctoral/Professional University.
The 2021 US News & World Report rankings provide data on more than 1,900 colleges, with rankings for nearly 1,400 institutions. U.S. News considers 17 metrics when ranking schools and places the largest emphasis on a college’s ability to retain and graduate its students. Other factors include class size, undergraduate academic reputation, and how much a school spends per student on instruction and other related educational expenses.
In addition to the U.S. News rankings, Keiser fared well on Niche’s 2021 Best College in America rankings which were released in August. Keiser was ranked No. 13 overall in Florida among all institutions of higher learning including schools in the State University System and the Florida College System.
Keiser University earned the No. 9 overall spot in the country in Best Online Colleges which ranks schools based on their ability to deliver remote education to students. The placement was the best among all colleges and universities in Florida. Keiser also scored well as the No. 19 Best Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Country according to Niche. The category ranked the top 358 colleges and universities with membership in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
Niche’s Best Colleges rankings are based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The ranking compares more than 1,600 top colleges and universities in the U.S.
“At Keiser University, we continue to develop our “student first” philosophy and build upon our successes,” said Keiser. “These rankings are evidence of our school’s commitment to providing our students with an education that leads to career success.”
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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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.