Putting Students First: Keiser University Ranks in Top 25 for Social Mobility

September 18, 2023

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Keiser University Acknowledged Among the Top 25 Universities for Social Mobility

With an overarching national ranking of 254, Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has once more secured its position as one of the leading institutions in fostering upward social mobility among its students, as declared in the 2023-24 Best Colleges ranking released by U.S. News & World Report today.

Claiming the 21st spot in the nation for social mobility, Keiser University has persistently demonstrated its commitment to creating an inclusive future for a diverse student body, keen on delivering an education that equips its students for favorable socioeconomic outcomes in their lives.

Since 2020, Keiser University has consistently been recognized as an exemplary institution in facilitating social mobility, earning the top position last year across all universities and holding the 5th position nationally, and 1st in Florida, in 2022.

The U.S. News social mobility ranking evaluates colleges and universities based on their ability to graduate economically disadvantaged students, comparing the six-year graduation rate of Pell Grant students with that of non-Pell recipients. Keiser University’s success in bridging the gap for low-income learners through tailored support services and degree programs in emerging industries has been exemplary, amidst the growing scrutiny on universities’ efficacy in preparing low-income students for success.

Stressing its commitment to student success and career advancement, Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., emphasized the institution’s pride in consistently tailoring resources to meet students’ diverse needs, enabling them to realize their aspirations.

In addition to this recognition for social mobility, Keiser University secured the 254th spot in the National Universities category, reflecting its transition from the Regional to the Doctoral University category in 2020. The U.S. News rankings evaluate over 1,800 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on various metrics, incorporating new factors such as first-generation student graduation rates and faculty research.

Keiser University, with an approximate student enrollment of 20,000 across its 21 campuses in Florida, internationally, and online, stands as a steadfast contributor to addressing Florida’s talent needs. The university offers a plethora of academic degrees tailored to emerging or critically needed industries, aligning with the state’s targeted job growth sectors.

About Keiser University:

Established in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students through its 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. The university boasts a wide array of over 100 degrees, spanning from associate to doctoral levels, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Keiser University’s recognition as the No. 1 institution in the U.S. for Social Mobility in 2023 by U.S. News & World Reports adds to its reputation as a leading institution dedicated to student success and societal advancement.

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