2016 Fact Book

iii T his 24th edition of the Nova Southeastern University Fact Book reflects an expanding body of data and information that provides perspective on the university’s character, growth, and accomplishments. The 2016 Fact Book includes narrative, numeric, and graphic representation of the university, including history, characteristics, and development of the institution. Data are presented in both tabular and graphic formats to provide pertinent detail, and general trends are highlighted. In fall of 2015, the university realigned many of its degree programs to place undergraduate students into colleges with graduate students in similar fields. Enrollment data by college reflects the realigned colleges. However, degree completions reported in this edition of the Fact Book are for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Therefore completions by college reflect colleges pre-realignment. NSU offers courses at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, at other local campuses, at regional campuses throughout Florida and Puerto Rico, and online. This edition of the Fact Book has expanded the data to examine enrollment in these different locations and modalities. Last year, Institutional Effectiveness distributed approximately 1,500 copies of the 2015 Fact Book , carrying NSU’s message to a wide and varied audience. Fact Book readers continue to contribute to the usefulness of the document with each publication cycle. The Fact Book is also accessible on the World Wide Web via NSU’s web page or directly at nova.edu/ie/factbook . The Fact Book is consulted regularly by faculty and staff members and administrators throughout the university. It is a critical resource regarding NSU for both internal and external institutional stakeholders. The Fact Book has proven to be an essential reference for the Office of Sponsored Programs in culling data and information for inclusion in sponsored funding proposals, and serves as an official record for NSU of institutional status and progress during a given period. The different versions of the Fact Book produced over the last decade provide a vital record for purposes of tracking and monitoring progress toward institutional excellence. Appreciation is again extended to the institutional effectiveness staff who produced the content, to our partners in the academic and administrative units for their updates and reviews of relevant sections, and to the executive administration of NSU for their thorough review of the Fact Book . Donald J. Rudawsky, Ph.D. Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Preface