A “triple threat” may not sound like a good thing. But when it comes to excellence in a specific area, it certainly is. That’s what you call a football player who is great at passing, kicking and running or an entertainer who can sing, dance and act. In the field of higher education in Florida, Keiser University stands out as a triple threat, according to three recent surveys.
Niche ranks Keiser University as the 2018 Second Best Online University in America. The same source also named Keiser’s Seahawk Nation the 3rd Safest Campus in Florida this year. Money Magazine listed Keiser University Number 8 in Top Colleges for the Money in Florida for 2018.
“We are so pleased that these independent rankings are taking notice of what we’ve known all along – that Keiser University provides a quality education that is affordable, accessible, and safe. Our students can pursue a profession or a career change online from anywhere in the world and from secure campuses across Florida,” said Chancellor Arthur Keiser.
Niche states that its 2018 Best Online Colleges rankings are based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with reviews from students and alumni. The list includes colleges that offer a majority of their degrees online as well as 100 percent online universities.
Sherry Olsen, Associate Vice Chancellor of the Online Division, has been with Keiser University for 15 years and can attest to the many industry-wide changes regarding how online education is delivered to higher education students. At Keiser, online classes are small. Consequently, faculty can give the students the attention they need, seven days a week.
“Our online faculty and staff keep one thing in mind in everything they do, and that is upholding our “students first” philosophy,” Olsen said. “We have online academic help centers and online student services center that assist students with what they need when they need it.
The Niche website listed more than a thousand reviews of Keiser University’s online experience, for an overall rating of excellent. One review stated, “I have looked into several other colleges nationwide. Keiser is the one college that kept in constant contact with me, updating my information personally. I was completely amazed and blown away by their attention, and would recommend Keiser to anyone.”
The Niche 2018 Safest College Campuses ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using the data from the U.S. Department of Education, according to Niche. “Top-ranked colleges offer a safe and healthy environment with little or no campus crime, drugs, or alcohol usage,” Niche methodology states.
For the 2018 ranking of “Best Schools for the Money,” MONEY editors said the magazine used to research and expert advice on education quality, financing and value to create the rankings. Money narrowed its rankings to 727 of the best colleges nationwide based on the quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes. Sixteen colleges in Florida made the cut with Keiser University coming in at number eight in the state and number 571 nationally.
About Keiser University
Co-founded in 1977 by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 20 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty. 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.
For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.
For additional information regarding Niche, visit www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-online-colleges/
For the overall Money rankings, go to http://time.com/money/best-colleges/profile/keiser-university-ft-lauderdale/
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.