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Mission Statement & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Keiser University is a regionally accredited private career university that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, nontraditional and online delivery formats. The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally.  Through quality teaching, learning, and research, the university is committed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment. Committed to a “students first” philosophy, Keiser University prepares graduates for careers in business, criminal justice, health care, technology, hospitality, education and career-focused general studies.

Inherent in the Mission is service to the community.  This service includes community partnerships, involvement with various constituencies and various continuing education programs.

Strategic Directions and Goals

I. Promote academic excellence and achievement through quality educational programs.

  • Continuously review, assess the effectiveness of, and consequentially enhance the educational and academic service programs of the University.
  • Provide academic support services designed to enhance student learning and prepare graduates for successful occupational choices.
  • Improve the competencies of students in the areas of mathematics, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Cultivate analytical and critical thinking at all educational levels, especially in the area of applied research among graduate students.

II. Attract and retain quality faculty and staff.

  • Employ and further develop a diverse faculty that is well qualified; possesses current academic, technical, and specialized professional knowledge and skill-sets; reflects appropriate professional or educational experience; and evidences high quality teaching, student support, and appropriate research abilities.
  • Encourage and further develop qualified support staff and faculty who evidence an interest in and proclivity for assisting students, addressing learning and developmental challenges, and responding to the needs of a broad spectrum of University students in a variety of programs at multiple educational levels.

III.  Develop and maintain high-demand educational programs that are distinctive, accessible, and responsive to community, disciplinary, and student aspirations and needs.

  • Provide and enhance a variety of educational delivery systems that respond to current and future student, community, and professional occupational needs and expectations.
  • Review all degree programs to ensure currency, relevancy, and cost-effectiveness with respect to content, delivery, and outcomes.
  • Systematically review campus service population, technological, and societal developments and propose new programs for implementation that respond thereto.

IV. Support, cultivate, and expand faculty instruction, student learning, and academic program-appropriate research.

  • Provide the appropriate resources with which to support service and academic programs in the achievement and realization of student learning and programmatic outcomes.
  • Cultivate and enhance an educational atmosphere that fosters academic freedom, the open exchange of ideas, and programmatic academic inquiry.
  • Develop strategies that support the implementation of program- and degree-appropriate academic research.

V. Expand the domestic and international development of Keiser University through the addition of new locations, collaborative agreements, and programmatic and community initiatives.

  • Continue to attract qualified students possessing diverse backgrounds at all levels and for all programs.
  • Pursue educational initiatives appropriate for a variety of global locations and cultural settings.
  • Pursue continued planned physical expansion of the University to implement the institutional mission and vision.

VI. Continue the implementation of appropriate fiscal, budgetary, and managerial strategies to provide adequate resources with which to support Keiser University and its future development.

  • Continue to develop a Governing Board-approved annual budget that supports the annualized planned activities, programs and services of the University.
  • Provide and analyze the ongoing financial operations of the various units of the University to ensure that the budgetary operations of the institution are being implemented.
  • The Governing Board will continue to provide appropriate oversight of the financial and budgetary operations and conditions of the University.

VII.  Develop and implement a multifaceted institutional development/advancement program with which to further enhance the university’s relationships with its alumni, selected supporting global constituencies, service communities, and the professions it serves.

  • Plan develop, and implement a Keiser University fundraising program for institutional support and advancement.
  • Plan, develop, and implement a Keiser University alumni development program with which to enhance its relationship with its former and current student constituencies.
  • Enhance the community outreach initiatives of the various extended Keiser University locations to support its community service, public relations, and institutional advancement campaigns.


In today’s society, there is a genuine need for a University that offers its students quality academic and career education in an atmosphere of personalized attention.  Keiser University offers career educational programs that prepare them to enter their chosen career field upon graduation.  Other students utilize Keiser University programs as a stepping-stone to further education.  Other students may be community residents or business members who attend contract training or University-sponsored seminars.

At Keiser University, each student is considered an individual, and the University strives to be aware at all times of the needs of each member of its student body.  The faculty of Keiser University believes that career education instruction is an art as well as a science.  It is a dynamic process that develops both the skill and the intellect of career-minded individuals in its community.  Career education is an interactive process on which the future of society depends.  Graduates become technicians, professionals and clinicians who are critical for future economic growth.

Keiser University’s goal is to train career-minded individuals by offering an education that produces an employable, skilled, responsible and accountable person.  Keiser University students are prepared to provide professional skills necessary to meet the projected needs of society.  Inherent in the goals established for Keiser University is the belief that learning takes place in a variety of ways.  For this reason, Keiser University curricula are flexible and incorporate previous knowledge and skills.

Keiser University affirms that all members of the academic community share responsibility for establishing, implementing and evaluating its educational programs.  Further, Keiser University believes that members of business and industry must also participate in this process.

Finally, it is the philosophy of Keiser University that no person shall be denied admission to any program, be excluded from any training, be denied the benefits of training, or be subjected to discrimination in any hiring practice or activity of the University because of race, creed, color, handicap, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or religious belief.

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.

Ryan Bushey

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.

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.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate