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Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution. NUS Florida is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

2,883 Master's Degrees
1,408 Doctor's Degrees

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Nova Southeastern University 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Dispute Resolution Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Dispute Resolution Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Communication Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Clinical & Counseling Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Schools College Factual
#1 Best Cardiopulmonary Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Dispute Resolution Doctor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Dispute Resolution Doctor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#23 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#27 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Nova Southeastern University?

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Contact details for NUS Florida are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Phone: 954-262-7300
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NovaSoutheastern
Twitter: https://twitter.com/novaSE

Nova Southeastern University Graduate Student Diversity

14,574 Graduate Students
72% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,574 graduate students at NUS Florida, 28% are male and 72% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Nova Southeastern University graduate students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,124
Black or African American 2,770
Hispanic or Latino 4,464
White 4,509
International Students 527
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,180

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Nova Southeastern University. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 109 countries are represented at NUS Florida. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Venezuela, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Nova Southeastern University

5,971 Took All Classes Online
10,423 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 33 master’s degree programs available online at NUS Florida. In 2019-2020, 10,423 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 5th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of NUS Florida

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Nova Southeastern University was $17,454 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how NUS Florida is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Dispute Resolution #1 #1
Health Sciences & Services #13 #7
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #13 #13
General Psychology #19 #13
Gerontology #22 #16
Homeland Security #28 #19
Special Education #37 #31
International Relations & National Security #43 #34
Teacher Education Subject Specific #52 #31
Allied Health Professions #54 #25
Mental & Social Health Services #55 #43
Human Development & Family Studies #61 #40
Information Science #62 #33
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #63 #46

Online Growth Rankings of NUS Florida

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Nova Southeastern University was -6.7%. This is the #1,080 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NUS Florida regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 24%
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Computer & Information Sciences 7%
Computer Information Systems 27%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4%
Curriculum & Instruction 21%
Educational Administration 1%
General Psychology 74%
Gerontology 57%
Health & Physical Education 88%
Health Professions 18%
Homeland Security 72%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 18%
Human Resource Management 40%
Information Science 5%
International Relations & National Security 44%
Legal Research 30%
Marketing 95%
Nursing 68%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 88%
Psychology 30%
Public Administration & Social Service 16%
Social Sciences 71%
Social Work 9%
Special Education 39%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%
Teaching English or French 70%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NUS Florida 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 NUS Florida.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Relations & National Security #44
Communication Sciences #44
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #47
Gerontology #50
Legal Research #65
Marketing #67
Information Science #68
Homeland Security #70
Human Development & Family Studies #76
General Psychology #82
Allied Health Professions #88
Finance & Financial Management #96
Legal Professions #100
Social Work #104
Other Education #108
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #109
Teaching English or French #134
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #139
Computer Information Systems #145
Information Technology #151
Human Resource Management #164
General Education #175
Health & Physical Education #201
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #222
Social Sciences #275
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #287
Psychology #306
Curriculum & Instruction #317
Criminal Justice & Corrections #319
Public Administration & Social Service #342
Computer & Information Sciences #394
Special Education #401
Teacher Education Subject Specific #408
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #415
Teacher Education Grade Specific #488

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%.

Nova Southeastern University Graduate Concentrations

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

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 9 315 96 420
General Education 107 0 303 410
Business Administration & Management 0 380 0 380
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 8 240 248
Allied Health Professions 0 242 0 242
Communication Sciences 0 206 32 238
Nursing 4 206 16 226
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 51 166 217
Law 0 0 186 186
Educational Administration 58 115 0 173
Mental & Social Health Services 0 118 27 145
Dentistry 0 0 121 121
Accounting 0 108 0 108
Health Sciences & Services 3 43 56 102
Information Science 0 79 22 101
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 78 4 95
Optometry 0 0 87 87
Legal Research 0 81 0 81
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 53 15 0 68
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 59 0 59
Human Development & Family Studies 0 57 0 57
Public Health 0 57 0 57
Special Education 1 55 0 56
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 44 11 55
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 45 0 45
Dispute Resolution 6 10 29 45
Human Resource Management 0 42 0 42
Marketing 1 38 0 39
Curriculum & Instruction 0 33 0 33
Social Work 0 32 0 32
Computer Information Systems 0 26 3 29
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 26 0 26
Real Estate 0 26 0 26
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 25 0 25
Public Administration 0 25 0 25
General Psychology 0 22 0 22
Finance & Financial Management 1 20 0 21
International Business 0 20 0 20
Computer Science 0 18 2 20
Homeland Security 0 18 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1 15 0 16
Taxation 0 15 0 15
Information Technology 0 10 5 15
International Relations & National Security 2 11 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 11 0 11
General Biology 0 10 0 10
Teaching English or French 0 10 0 10
Child Development & Psychology 0 9 0 9
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 8 0 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 7 0 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 7 0 7
Gerontology 4 3 0 7
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 1 5 0 6
Health & Physical Education 0 5 0 5
Student Counseling 0 4 0 4
Writing Studies 0 4 0 4
Educational Assessment 3 0 0 3
Natural Resource Management 0 3 0 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 2 0 2
Legal Support Services 2 0 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 1 0 0 1
Other Education 1 0 0 1
Computer Engineering 0 1 0 1
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 1 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 271 2,883 1,408 4,562

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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