2023 NSU Fact Book

8 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY N ova Southeastern University (NSU) is a private, not-for-profit, accredited, coeducational university. It is Carnegie-classified as both a high research activity and community engaged university. It was founded in 1964 as Nova University of Advanced Technology. In 1974, the board of trustees changed the university’s name to Nova University. In 1994, Nova University merged with Southeastern University of the Health Sciences to form Nova Southeastern University. Using 2021 fall term enrollment as a measure (the latest data available in IPEDS), Nova Southeastern University is the largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in Florida with a Carnegie Classification as a High Research Institution. Nationally, NSU is also the 23rd largest university with that Carnegie classification. Additionally, in fall 2021, NSU was the 17th largest fouryear, not-for-profit, private institution classified by Carnegie as either High or Very High Research Activity in the United States. The university awards bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including the humanities, biological and environmental sciences, business, counseling, computer and information sciences, conflict resolution, education, couple and family therapy, medicine, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, performing and visual arts, psychology, and other social sciences. Nova Southeastern University has the only college of optometry in Florida, and one of only two colleges of pharmacy in South Florida. The university’s programs are administered through colleges that offer courses at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, as well as at locations throughout Florida, in Puerto Rico, nationally, and in three other countries. In addition to the geographic diversity of sites where classes are offered, Nova Southeastern University is a major provider of educational programs for Florida residents. In fall 2022, 74 percent of the student body participated in face-to-face courses, with 68 percent of those attending in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Florida. Additionally, 27 percent of students participated in courses at one of NSU’s regional campuses. With an annual operating budget in excess of $600 million, Nova Southeastern University has a significant economic impact, with a primary presence in the state of Florida. Through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, NSU educated more than 13,000 Florida students in fall 2022. Nova Southeastern University had a $4.1 billion direct economic impact throughout Florida during fiscal year 2020–2021. The university also had an estimated direct economic impact of $3.4 billion throughout South Florida, and an estimated direct economic impact of $3.0 billion throughout Broward County, during that same time. With numerous funded projects currently in the pipeline at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie and Tampa Bay Regional campuses, it is expected that, by 2025, our economic impact throughout Florida will exceed $5 billion. Institutional Description