Keiser University

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Keiser University
Seal of Keiser University
Seal of Keiser University
Motto Integritas, Veritas, Sapientia[1]
Motto in English Purity, Truth, Wisdom
Established 1977[2]
Type Private[2]
Chancellor Arthur Keiser[3]
Location Fort Lauderdale, other locations in Florida[4], Florida, United States of America
Coordinates: 26°11′10″N 80°09′50″W / 26.1860081°N 80.1638119°W / 26.1860081; -80.1638119
Former names
  • The Keiser School (1977-1982)
  • Keiser Institute of Technology (1982-1986)
  • Keiser College (1986-2006)
  • Keiser University (2006-present)[4]
Website Official website

Keiser University is a private (formerly for-profit) university[5][2] that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in traditional and online delivery formats. The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and 14 additional campuses are located in other parts of Florida. The Latin American Campus is located in San Marcos, Nicaragua.[6]


In 1977, Arthur Keiser and his mother, Evelyn,[7] created a career college, the Keiser School, in Fort Lauderdale to prepare students for jobs in Florida’s growing business and healthcare communities. In 1982, with the addition of paralegal and computer programs, the school changed its name to the Keiser Institute of Technology. In 1986 the school began to award associate degrees and became Keiser College. In 2001 the company created its first bachelor's degree programs. Five years later, in 2006, the for-profit school again changed its name and became Keiser University.[4]

In 2010, the Florida Attorney General began to investigate Keiser University and several other for-profit schools based in the state. In 2011, Arthur Keiser sold the institution to Everglades College Inc., a non-profit entity founded by Keiser that also operates Everglades University, for an undisclosed sum.[2][8]

Licensure and accreditation[edit]

Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels. Keiser University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education in Florida.[9]


  1. ^ "INTEGRITAS VERITAS SAPIENTIA®. 2011. Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL , USA". 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d Travis, Scott (September 12, 2011). "Keiser University celebrates 35th year by becoming a nonprofit". Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Letter From The Chancellor". Keiser University. 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  4. ^ a b c "Keiser History". Keiser University. 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  5. ^ Scott Travis, "A higher degree of success: for-profit universities are gaining in popularity in Florida", South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 19 July 2008
  6. ^ "Keiser University: San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua". Keiser University. Keiser University. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Keiser University: Nonprofit Operation Advantageous". The Ledger. January 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  8. ^ Luzer, Daniel (January 24, 2011). "Beyond Profit". Washington Monthly. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  9. ^ Articulation Agreement Between the Florida Division of Community Colleges and Keiser University, February 8, 2007

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