Access to post-secondary education is often out of reach for many people, who think taking college courses could leave them saddled in debt. Broward College has, for the past 60 years, worked hard to ensure its programs connect to the needs of the community it serves, offering high-quality degrees and certificated but importantly ensuring its programs are accessible and affordable to everyone. Three studies have most recently recognized the College’s efforts.

Broward College recently made the top of the list for the Most Affordable College in Florida in a study conducted by University HQ published in February 2020. The study evaluated more than 3,500 higher education institutions across the nation who offered several four-year degree options.

Broward College ClassroomThe study by University HQ falls in line with a recent report released by U.S. News Short Lists, which identified Broward College students as having the third-lowest amount of debt upon graduation. The U.S. News Short Lists surveyed 1,031 colleges and found that the College’s graduating class of 2018 had an average debt load of $3,617 while the colleges where students borrowed the most averaged a total of 51,507.

Also, a 2020 independent study from Florida TaxWatch, found that with estimated annual tuition and fees of $2,830 for in-state students (2018-19), Broward College had the second-lowest fees in the state.

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“These findings affirm that we are meeting our goal to ensure a postsecondary education is accessible and affordable to everyone,” says Broward College President Gregory Adam Haile, J.D. “Financial status or life circumstances should not be barriers to education. We continue to identify partnerships that will help us provide affordable, high-quality education and allow students to focus on obtaining their degree rather than the cost of tuition.” Broward College offers several options regarding financial aid, scholarships, and other initiatives to alleviate the financial burden for students to complete their post-secondary education and minimize and sometimes prevent student loan debt.

Take advantage of a high-quality, affordable program at Broward College this summer. Registration is now open! For more information on how to become a student at Broward College, visit broward.edu.