Keiser University was originally founded in Florida as a private, for profit certificate completion institute in the late 1970s. Today, Keiser is a full-scaled non-for-profit university that confers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Since it is primarily an educational rather than a research institution, faculty are fully dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded, personalized experience.
Since beginning to offer graduate degrees, Keiser students can now choose to pursue advanced degrees and careers in fields like education and business administration, psychology, and design. Many of these graduate programs are also offered through Keiser University Online. Keiser’s online degree programs are ideal for the non-traditional students who need the time and flexibility to compete the degree on their own time.
Of course, the majority of Keiser’s degree programs are exclusively offered on-campus. Luckily, students can choose to attend any of Keiser’s fourteen Florida campuses. The main campus is located in Ft. Lauderdale and is home to KU’s Graduate and Online departments, as well as its Spanish-speaking division. It is also the corresponding campus to an off-site location in Shanghai, China.
Keiser University allows special status for military students transitioning into the civilian sector. It is in the top 15% of “military-friendly” schools, as compiled by GI Jobs. Keiser offers military personnel VA benefits, tuition assistance, and considers military training for college credit. Its military-friendly status is one of the many factors that prove Keiser University’s dedication to a personalized, student-oriented education.
Since career placement is one of the most important measures of Keiser’s success, the school enlists the help of statewide employers to evaluate their core curriculum every year. Over seventy percent of Keiser students already work full or part-time in order to support their family; and most of these students are seeking a degree in order to make a specific job change. After thirty years in the education business, KU maintains its commitment to provide these mid-career students with the most affordable and accessible career advancement programs available.
To assist their students, Keiser offers financial aid. However, financial aid is only available for those who qualify. There are also scholarship opportunities for those who qualify. If students have previously earned college credits, they may be able to transfer them toward a degree at Keiser. Acceptance of transfer credits are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.