2024 NSU Fact Book

6 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Dear Friends of NSU, This last year has proven once more that Nova Southeastern University is thriving as an institution of academic excellence. Our Shark family includes nearly 21,000 current students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, as well as 2,000 students in the NSU University School, and it continues to grow. In the fall 2023 semester, we broke our record once again for the largest incoming undergraduate class, with 2,355 students, bringing our total to more than 7,000 undergraduates. Our wider Shark Nation includes more than 216,000 alumni in all 50 U.S. states and in 118+ countries. NSU had some notable academic achievements in the last year, including first-time accreditation for two of our colleges. First, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine was awarded full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. This accreditation was the final step in a six-year process for the college and its M.D. program. Then the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship earned accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This places NSU in an elite category, because only 6 percent of schools worldwide that offer business programs are accredited by AACSB. Additionally, although NSU received a full 10-year affirmation of accreditation in 2017 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), without any recommendations for improvement or comments, each university or college must also go through an interim fifth-year comprehensive review, required by the federal government. This process ensures to the U.S. Department of Education that the institution is continuing to uphold the standards published in the accrediting agency’s Principles of Accreditation, thereby allowing its students to qualify for federal aid and grants. This year, after our fifth-year review, NSU received a reaffirmation from SACSCOC that we continue to perform without any recommendations or comments. This recognition speaks volumes to our commitment to academic excellence, program effectiveness, and strong financial policies and practices. I am grateful for the hard work that our deans, administration, and faculty and staff members have exhibited in order to gain such consistent recognition as we continue to strive for preeminence. The NSU Shark family has accomplished much in the last year, but there is much more ahead of us, because Sharks always keep swimming forward! Fins Up! George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. President and CEO Nova Southeastern University MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT u