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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Nova Southeastern University one of Florida’s Best in High-Earning Graduates

NSU Ranked 2nd in S. Florida by U.S. Department of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Education has released its scorecard, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) ranked as the second-best college in South Florida in terms of highest-earning graduates. When looking at overall results across Florida, NSU ranked 11th in graduates’ salaries after graduation.

“We are very pleased that NSU has been recognized for providing students a quality education” said Dr. George Hanbury, NSU’s President. “Our students are entering the workforce at higher than average salaries, and that’s a testament to the education they receive at NSU. Hopefully families looking for a university for their children will see this report and give NSU a first or second look.”

HorvitzAccording to the report, NSU graduates earn on average, $45,200 when they leave school, which is higher than the national average ($33,400.) Put another way, NSU students earn approximately $12,000 per year more than average. The report also showed that 75% of “first-time, full-time” undergraduate students returned to NSU, which is significantly higher than the national average of 68%. In addition, NSU was 10th in Florida with 72% of students earning more than those with only a high school diploma.

As we start 2017, many high school students are looking to see where they’ll continue their educational journey after high school. Selecting a college can be the single most important investment a student and their families make in their futures, as it ensures they obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities to compete in a global marketplace.

There are many factors that go into that decision – location, family history, cost of tuition and, yes, the prospective salary that awaits the institution’s graduates. To help families, the U.S. Department of Education created its scorecard to help compare schools and determine which college or university best fits their child’s needs.

“We have tremendous programs in a myriad of disciplines and I’m confident we have a program to fit almost every student’s needs,” Dr. Hanbury said. “Studies have shown that those individuals with a college degree can earn $1 million or more than someone without a degree over their lifetime, so it’s clear that investing in a college education now will pay dividends in the future.”

 

You can view the full College Scorecard ONLINE.

 

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

 

January 12, 2017

Joe Donzelli | Office of Public Affairs
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