As part of an endeavor to offer a network of two-year colleges to Floridian students to complete their undergraduate education, Broward College was founded in 1959. The institution was originally named Broward Community College but was later renamed to reflect the growth and mission of the institution. Currently the school provides undergraduate education to more than 67,000 students and employs a faculty of more than 2,000. Students represent more than 150 nations and range in age from teenagers to those older than 60 years. According to its website, Broward College is ranked in the top 10% of community colleges in the U.S. by Aspen Institute and among the top 10 community colleges in the nation for number of associate degrees awarded to minorities by Community College Week.
In order to better serve the educational needs of the students in Florida, Broward College designed a variety of online courses and degree programs for distance learners. A complete RN to BSN program is available to be completed entirely online as well as an Associate of Arts, several Associate of Science degrees, and multiple courses and certificates. Broward College also offers the option of blended courses, which combine online learning with the traditional classroom. Although online classes are more flexible and convenient than traditional programs, not everyone does well with the different learning process. To test online readiness, potential students can try a demonstration course on Broward College’s website here.
Broward College is fully accredited to grant undergraduate degrees and certificates by the Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Specialized accreditation for three of the college’s programs was awarded by the American Dental Association and the National Association of Schools of Music.
Admission requirements for undergraduate students necessitate completion of a standard secondary school or a GED. To apply to the RN to BSN, a student must have completed an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree, or hold 60 transferable college credits. Students may transfer college credits if they supply official transcripts from the previous institution attended and are in good academic standing with that school. Students with less than 24 transferable credits must submit official electronic transcripts from their high school as well. Additional admission information is listed here.