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Broward College Overview

Broward College is a public institution located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fort Lauderdale is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Broward College Known For?

13,281 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at BC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 26% of the faculty were full-time.

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Broward College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

BC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#273 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards BC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#50 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#55 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#84 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Broward College?

Location of Broward College

Contact details for BC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-201-7350
Website: www.broward.edu

How Do I Get Into BC?

You can apply to BC online at: www.broward.edu/admissions/Pages/default.aspx

Broward College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Broward College?

11% Take Out Loans
7.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BC, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $3,439 a year. That adds up to $13,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BC is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Broward College Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,835 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 38,976 undergraduate students at BC, with 11,835 being full-time and 27,141 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BC

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,835 full-time undergraduates at BC, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Broward College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 373
Black or African American 3,136
Hispanic or Latino 4,384
White 1,706
International Students 922
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,314

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Broward College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 94 countries are represented at BC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Brazil, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Broward College

5,162 Took All Classes Online
12,162 Took At Least One Class Online
7.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 12,162 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 39th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of BC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Broward College was 7.9%. This is the #1,459 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of BC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 29%
Business, Management & Marketing 25%
Computer & Information Sciences 35%
Computer Information Systems 43%
Information Technology 41%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at BC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Education #33
Entrepreneurial Studies #40
Information Technology #70
Marketing #73
Computer Information Systems #100
Health & Medical Administrative Services #190
Computer & Information Sciences #229
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #286
Liberal Arts General Studies #286
Education #410
Business Administration & Management #497

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Broward College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 5,150 0 0 5,150
Business Administration & Management 2,728 165 0 338 3,231
Accounting 1,158 31 0 0 1,189
Allied Health Professions 200 165 179 0 544
Entrepreneurial Studies 537 0 0 0 537
Criminal Justice & Corrections 378 69 0 0 447
Nursing 0 274 0 108 382
Computer Information Systems 167 35 0 103 305
Information Technology 120 50 28 24 222
Human Development & Family Studies 101 0 31 0 132
Air Transportation 38 94 0 0 132
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 102 11 11 0 124
Computer Software & Applications 43 31 5 0 79
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 56 16 0 0 72
Hospitality Management 28 23 15 0 66
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 48 14 0 62
Computer Programming 20 26 15 0 61
Legal Support Services 0 53 0 0 53
Special Education 0 0 0 51 51
Natural Resources Conservation 24 3 0 24 51
Dental Support Services 0 23 26 0 49
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 30 16 0 46
Mechanical Engineering Technology 17 20 3 0 40
Other Education 38 0 0 0 38
Business Support & Assistant Services 32 0 0 0 32
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 31 0 0 31
General Engineering Technology 24 5 0 0 29
Construction Engineering Technology 13 7 0 0 20
Music 0 18 0 0 18
Marketing 0 11 5 0 16
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 16 0 0 16
Culinary Arts 0 12 0 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 10 10
Management Information Systems 0 9 0 0 9
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 0 5 0 6
Fire Protection 0 5 0 0 5
Health & Physical Education 0 4 0 0 4
General Visual & Performing Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Communications Technology 2 0 0 0 2
Physical Science Technicians 2 0 0 0 2
Environmental Control Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 1 0 0 1
Geography & Cartography 1 0 0 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5,834 6,436 353 658 13,281

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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