The mission of NSU is to offer a diverse array of innovative academic programs that complement on-campus educational opportunities and resources with accessible distance learning programs. Undergraduate degrees are offered in over 90 areas of study; graduate & professional degrees are also offered.
At Nova Southeastern University, our approach to education has always been innovative and unique. We dont fit easily within the standard niche – because neither do you. We are traditional, but were also young, bold and forward thinking. Our private, undergraduate college offers a personal, nurturing atmosphere, but were also an exciting university with a wide variety of graduate and professional degrees.
Established in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1964 as a small college with some revolutionary ideas, NSU was originally named Nova University of Advanced Technology and chartered as a graduate institution in the physical and social sciences. In 1994, Nova University merged with Southeastern University of Health Sciences to form Nova Southeastern University.
Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegies Community Engagement Classification. We have approximately 27,000 students, 162,000 alumni, a sprawling, 314-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus and a presence throughout Florida, the U.S. and nine countries around the world. Through five decades of explosive growth, our reputation for academic excellence and innovation continues to flourish.