Fort Launderdale currently has over 165,000 residents and belongs to a much larger community (South Florida Metro) with nearly 5.6 people. The city is very popular tourist destination, has a thriving economy, is a major yachting center and is host to over 4,000 restaurants and several hundred nightclubs. Ft Launderdale is truly a “happening” place, if there is such a thing. Several of Florida’s most prominent higher education institutions also reside in the city.
To be exact, there are eight colleges and universities that are based in Ft. Lauderdale or have satellite campuses in the city. The four-year institutions based in Ft. Lauderdale include The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Broward College (in the Willis Holcombe Downtown Center) and Keiser University. Four-year colleges with satellite campus include Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Florida International University (FIU), Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and University of Phoenix (in the Cypress Creek Learning Center).
Additionally, Kaplan University‘s administrative offices and corporate headquarters are located in Ft. Lauderdale.
To learn more about colleges and universities in Fort Lauderdale you can review the school profiles below.
225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 201-7400
Broward College has a total enrollment of more than 50,000 students and is one of the largest higher education institutions in Florida. The college provides professional certificates, associates degrees and bachelors degree in several fields of study including business, management, computer and information systems, education, engineering technology, health sciences, criminal justice, human services, automotive repair, culinary management, parks and recreation, visual arts and family services.
2000 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tel (954) 492-5353
Fax (954) 491-1965
The City College based in Ft. Lauderdale is a mid-size school with approximately 1,300 students (700 of which study in Fort Lauderdale). The college offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in over 20 fields of study.
ITT Technical Institute – Fort Lauderdale
3401 S University Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 476-9300
The ITT Technical Instituted Campus in Fort Lauderdale has a total enrollment of about 1,600 students and provides career-oriented associate and bachelor degrees in various disciplines including business, computer security, computer systems, web development, engineering technology, health information/records, criminal justice, legal assisting and visual communications..
1500 Northwest 49th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
main phone: (954) 776-4456
admission phone: (800) 749-4456
admission fax: (954) 771-4894
Keiser University has a total enrollment of 1,500+ students and provides Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees and programs.
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Fax: (954) 262-3811
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is located just a half hour drive from downtown Miami. NSU offers Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctor degrees as well professional certificate programs.
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Inc.
1799 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3000
Phone: (954) 463-3000
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale has a total enrollment of about 5,000 students and provides certificates, associate degrees and bachelor degrees in various design and media fields including fashion merchandixing, advertising, animation, computer graphics, web page development, culinary arts, visual and performating arts.
Trinity International University
8190 West State Road 84
Davie, FL 33324
Phone: (954) 382-6400
Trinity International University is located in Davie, Florida about 4 miles south west of Fort Lauderdale. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration, education, psychology and religion.