2020 NSU Fact Book

2020 FACT BOOK 1 The 28th edition of the Nova Southeastern Univer- sity (NSU) Fact Book provides perspective on the university’s character, growth, and accomplish- ments. The 2020 Fact Book includes narrative, numeric, and graphic representation of the univer- sity, including history, characteristics, and develop- ment of the institution. Data are presented in both tabular and graphic formats to provide pertinent detail, and general trends are highlighted. Like all previous editions of the Fact Book , this edition is a snapshot of the university during the academic year that concludes in the year of its publication. Therefore, the 2020 Fact Book rep- resents NSU from fall 2019 through spring 2020. Additionally, three major organizational changes were implemented as of July 1, 2020: 1. The Halmos College of Oceanography and Natural Sciences and the College of Arts, Human- ities, and Social Sciences merged to form the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. 2. The College of Medical Sciences was folded into the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine. 3. The Mailman Segal Center for Human Develop- ment was integrated into the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, the College of Psychology, the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, and the NSU University School. These changes will be reflected in the next edition of the NSU Fact Book , in 2021. NSU’s internal and external institutional stakehold- ers regularly consult the Fact Book . It is referenced when compiling data and information for funding proposals or responding to the planning, budget- ing, and governmental compliance requirements of the university. It serves as an official record of NSU’s institutional status and progress during a given period. 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 extended to the institutional effectiveness staff members 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 adminis- tration for their thorough review of the Fact Book . We hope that you find NSU’s Fact Book useful and informative. Don Rudawsky, Ph.D. Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness FOREWORD u