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More than 40 higher education institutions offer associate's degrees or higher within 30 miles of downtown Fort Lauderdale; five of them offer MBA degrees.
Nova Southeastern University is the nation's sixth largest independent university, with more than 26,000 students; 110,000 alumni; a sprawling, 300-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus; and a presence in nine countries around the world. Professional schools include business and entrepreneurship, computer and information sciences, education and human services, law, pharmacy, and psychology, among others. NSU is a pioneer in the area of distance education with its first distance education programs initiated in 1972. It was the first university in the country to offer graduate programs in an online format, creating the electronic classroom.
Kaplan University (Kaplan)
Kaplan, also headquartered in Greater Fort Lauderdale, is one of the largest for-profit providers of postsecondary education in the U.S. Kaplan is a national leader in delivering accredited higher education online through innovative and proven technologies. It offers certificate or degree programs, on campuses and online, in business, criminal justice, fashion design and graphic arts, health care, information technology and paralegal studies.
Broward College is a nationally ranked institution of higher education in Broward County, Florida, providing residents and non-residents with access to high-quality, affordable education. The College offers several degree options, including certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees, baccalaureate degrees in selected programs and continuing education courses. Broward College serves more than 66,000 students and has one of the most diverse student populations in the U.S. with students representing an estimated 150 nations.
FAU is a leading state research university with campus locations in Greater Fort Lauderdale and its flagship campus in nearby Boca Raton. FAU serves 27,000 students on seven campuses and sites who represent more than 130 countries. Students choose from more than 170 degree programs; faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers.
Technological University of America (TUA) recognizes the importance of a quality education, particularly in the rapidly growing South Florida Region. Here, the
Other Regional Universities
Other higher educational institutions within a 30 mile radius of downtown Fort Lauderdale include, but are not limited to:
Additional Information - Degree Programs
In addition to offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, many institutions also offer certificate or custom training programs that focus on workforce development and the needs of Greater Fort Lauderdale employers.
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