Broward College

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School Overview

Broward College is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is part of the Florida College System. It was originally founded in 1959 as Broward Community College, offering 2-year degrees. Broward changed its name in 2008 and began offering 4-year Bachelor’s degrees. In 2012 the Washington, DC-bases Aspen Institute listed Broward in the top 10 percent of community colleges in the United States.


Several of Broward’s degrees offer online learning options, but most online degrees and courses still require face-to-face interaction with an instructors. Broward does offer a few online degree programs that are entirely online.

General Information

Admission Office

225 East Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

(954) 201-7541

Fax: (954) 201-7466

Contact: Willie Alexander

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Registrar
Main Address

111 East Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

(954) 201-7350

Total undergrads: 33,448

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,871

Degree-seeking undergrads: 29,234


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Limited access programs require secondary application process.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,675 $1,868 $2,112 $2,272 +7.58%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 $1,234 +2.83%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,675 $3,068 $3,312 $3,506 +5.86%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,384 65%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,376 65% $9,696,298 $4,081
• Federal grants 1,559 42% $6,062,016 $3,888
• Pell grants 1,559 42% $5,645,502 $3,621
• Other federal grants 699 19% $416,514 $596
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,883 51% $2,903,829 $1,542
Institutional grants or scholarships 491 13% $730,453 $1,488
Student loan financial aid 299 8% $1,038,995 $3,475
• Federal student loans 299 8% $1,038,995 $3,475
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4903 887
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 89 88
Accounting and Related Services, Other 26
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 19
Business Administration and Management 31 2
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 9
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary 7 18
Hospitality Administration/management 9
Hotel/motel Administration/management 19
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 6 5
Marketing/marketing Management 3 1
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision 9
Restaurant/food Services Management 8
Tourism and Travel Services Management 5
Computing and Information Sciences 30 18
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 6 1
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 9 4
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 15 13
Education 31
Biology Teacher Education
Education, Other 31
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology 52 1
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician 15
Biomedical Technology/technician 6 1
Civil Engineering Technology/technician 2
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 4
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 10
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 13
Environmental Control Technologies/technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/technicians, Other 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 527 461
Cardiovascular Technology/technologist
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/assistant 23
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2 6
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 92 400
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 14
Health/health Care Administration/management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 16
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 48 6
Medical/clinical Assistant 7
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 6
Opticianry/ophthalmic Dispensing Optician 27
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 23
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 290 3
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 10
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 42 167
Corrections 3
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 24
Criminal Justice/police Science 142
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 22
Human Services 2
Public Administration 2
Legal and Law Studies 33
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary
Legal Assistant/paralegal 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 4008
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 4008
Mechanics and Repairers 13 85
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/technician 25
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/technician 32
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 13
Avionics Maintenance Technology/technician 28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 60
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 20
Aviation/airway Management and Operations 40
Visual and Performing Arts 24 36
Cinematography and Film/video Production 11 9
Commercial and Advertising Art 13 27
Work and Family Studies 22
Child Care Provider/assistant 22
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Music History/Literature A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Finance/Banking A
Hospitality Administration/Management A
International Business A
International Marketing A
Management Science A
Office Clerical Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Science A
Computer Systems Analysis A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Processing Technology A
Information Sciences/Systems A


Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Special Education A,B


Civil Engineering A
Computer Engineering – General A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A
Software Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A
Cardiovascular Technology A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health System Administration A
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Laboratory Assistance A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Administration A
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology A
Physical Therapy Assistance A,C
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prenursing A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Recreational Therapy A
Respiratory Therapy A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Security/Loss Prevention A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A
Aviation Management A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Broward College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(954) 201-7350
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:111 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:43,700
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:27 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:31,709 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$2,753
Out-of-state Tuition:$8,875
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,789

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Broward College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Broward College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1282
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services972
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields87
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Health Professions and Related Programs9121
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service63
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians62
Natural Resources and Conservation111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services1
Transportation and Materials Moving22
Visual and Performing Arts22
Grand total594910

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Broward College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services431
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services222
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Grand total1064

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Broward College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,234

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,35480%
Grant or scholarship aid3,24777%$4,789
Student loan aid46211%$3,197

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid33,32777%$3,407
Federal student loans7,65718%$3,155

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Broward College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Broward College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Broward College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment43,700
Undergraduate enrollment43,700
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Broward College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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