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Quick Study: The Ultimate Guide to Higher Education Opportunities in Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL

Looking for a guide to some of the higher education options in Greater Fort Lauderdale? We've got you covered. 

By Kevin Litwin on October 14, 2022

Students walk across the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Jeff Adkins

Nova Southeastern University is known for its research initiatives and more than 150 areas of study. Degree options at Nova Southeastern cover a broad scope of academic interests, including allopathic medicine, business, dentistry, law, nursing, optometry, pharmacology and physical therapy.

Broward College offers academic programs for students to earn certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees. Broward College is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale at the Willis Holcombe Center.

Another strong academic option is City College, which offers several programs for an associate of science degrees and a bachelor of science degree. Also in Fort Lauderdale is Keiser University, that offers students multiple choices in majors at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels.

Daytona Beach-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a Fort Lauderdale campus near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport for students interested in aviation and aerospace education. Embry-Riddle has many programs leading to associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and several students enroll to learn how to become private or commercial pilots.

Fort Lauderdale is also home to campuses of DeVry University, Jersey College School of Nursing and the University of Phoenix, and Barry University has a facility in the Broward County Judicial Complex West Building.

Students can also attend Florida Atlantic University’s Fort Lauderdale campus, a downtown satellite building on Las Olas Boulevard that offers academic curriculums in various interesting mediums, including a School of Architecture, a School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, and an Institute for Design and Construction.

If you’d like to learn more about the Greater Fort Lauderdale Region, check out the latest edition of Livability: Greater Fort Lauderdale

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