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Nearly 1 MILLION PEOPLE have taken a class at Broward College – and more than 125,000 STUDENTS have earned degrees – since the college opened in 1960.


  • Accredited public four-year college in South Florida

  • Serves close to 63,000 students

  • Offers a multicultural student environment

  • Students representing more than 180 COUNTRIES served here


Broward College (BC), located in the sunny South Florida, is the first and largest institution of higher education in Broward County. Founded in 1960, the College has awarded degrees and certificates to more than 125,000 graduates. BC currently serves approximately 63,000 students representing more than 180 countries. Thirty seven percent of the students were born outside the United States.

BC is proud to be the school of choice for students seeking degrees that will lead them to success in the workplace. The college offers hundreds of career and technical programs to choose from. From associate’s degrees to bachelor’s degrees, BC makes it possible for students to achieve their dreams, whatever they may be.

But the College’s dedication to students doesn’t stop at the academic level. BC strives to make the College experience on our campuses fun and refreshing, so students get the most out of their time with us. An abundance of recreational activities, clubs and organizations, leadership opportunities and more await students once they enroll.

No matter where students envision themselves in the future, BC wants to help them get there in the most convenient and affordable way possible.

Students can choose to...

Earn an associate’s degree.
Start here then transfer to a university for a bachelor’s degree.
Stay here and complete one of the bachelor’s degrees we offer.

Mean Temperature
Average Low Temperature (winter): 75 ᵒ F/ 23 ᵒC
Average High Temperature (summer): 87 ᵒ F/ 30 ᵒC

International Student Support Services

International Student Success Coaches and Academic Advisors provide counseling on the admissions process, immigration, academics and personal concerns of International students.

Broward College is committed to ensuring the success of its students. The Advising office helps students establish and fulfill their educational and career goals through career research and educational planning.

The International Student Services (ISS) team provides a welcoming environment to incoming students by offering assistance not only with their academic needs but also their personal needs. For example, if a student needs housing arrangements the office will provide referrals to apartment and furniture rentals. Renting a furnished apartment provides a more independent living experience compared to living with relatives. Students can also feel at home away from home in a properly furnished living space.


Broward College has three campuses and eight centers in South Florida. In addition, the College has International Centers, offering Broward College programs, located in Bolivia, China, Ecuador, India, Peru, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Programs of Study

Students pursue more than 100 majors, including Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, and Nursing. The top six majors for international students are Business, Engineering, Computer Engineering/Science, Computer Information Technology, Supply Chain Management (Global Trade and Logistics) and Pre-Medicine. A business based degree provides students with endless opportunities to succeed in the global world. With the rapid innovation of technology, Broward College offers Computer & Network Security (Cybersecurity). The Aviation Institute provides top-notch flight training and aircraft maintenance instruction from highly skilled instructors at an affordable cost.

Broward College offers the following type of degrees for its international students.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) – TRANSFER DEGREE – THE PATHWAY TO A STATE UNIVERSITY IN FLORIDA – Students complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Broward College to transfer into one of the twelve Florida's public universities to complete the last two years of the bachelor’s degree. Or, if the bachelor’s degree is offered at BC, complete the last years of the bachelor’s at Broward College. The transfer is guaranteed with the exception of limited access or teacher certification programs or a major program requiring an audition.

Associate in Science (A.S.) – Students complete two years of specialized training designed to prepare them to enter the workforce in a high-demand career with guaranteed job skills. Students may also continue their education by enrolling in one of Broward College’s Bachelor's programs or transferring to other articulated A.S. to Baccalaureate degree programs at universities in Florida.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Education

Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science

Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management

Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management

Bachelor of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Science in Nursing  – Designed to transition a registered nurse career to a bachelor’s degree (applicants must have a Florida Registered Nurse license)

NOTE: Students interested in applying to one of our bachelor’s degrees must first complete the associate’s degree or 60 college level credits.

Language Training Program (English as a Second Language)
One of the programs available to international students is Broward College's Language Training Program, which consists of four levels of Grammar, Reading and Communications. Upon arrival, students take a placement test known as the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) exam. The LOEP scores will determine which classes the student will be placed in. International students must have an intermediate level of English proficiency to successfully take the LOEP test.

After completing level four of the language program, students continue their education at Broward College without re-applying. Acceptance into one of our associate’s degree is guaranteed. In addition, the International Student Services Office (ISSO) will change the student’s I-20 from Language Training to a college degree program (known as Change of Education Level). The student does not need to go back to the American Embassy (in his/her home country) to change the F-1 visa on the passport.


























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