Broward College is a state college in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is part of the Florida College System. It was established in 1959 as part of a move to broaden Florida’s two-year colleges. In 2008 it adopted its current name, reflecting that it is one of the schools designated a “state college”, meaning it can offer four-year bachelor’s degrees. In 2012, Broward College was named one of the top 10 percent of community colleges in the nation by the Washington D.C.-based Aspen Institute.
The institution was founded in 1959 as the Junior College of Broward County (JCBC). It opened its doors the following year under the leadership of President Joe B. Rushing, with a faculty of 28 serving a class of 701 students. Until the college’s first permanent buildings were completed in 1963, students attended classes in the former Naval Air Station Junior High buildings on the western edge of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Broward College has three campuses, which are connected to additional partnership centers, or branches, throughout Broward County:
- The A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, the college’s first permanent campus, is in Davie. Originally opened with seven buildings on a 152-acre (62 ha) site, the Adams campus is now home to the Buehler Planetarium and Observatory; Institute of Public Safety, a gold LEED-certified facility for the training of new and veteran law enforcement officers; the Mayer Gymnasium; a health sciences complex that includes a simulation center.
- The Judson A. Samuels South Campus, named for a South Broward community leader and one of the college’s most influential trustees, is on a 103-acre (42 ha) tract in Pembroke Pines, just west of the Florida’s Turnpike. The campus is home to the college’s Aviation Institute, located adjacent to North Perry Airport, as well as the joint-use Broward College/Broward County South Regional Library.
- The North Campus in Coconut Creek covers approximately 113 acres (46 ha) adjacent to the Florida Turnpike. Dedicated in 1972, North Campus has grown to more than a dozen buildings including the Omni Auditorium, Health Science Center II, the Toski-Battersby Golf Training Center and the Broward College/North Regional Broward County Library.
English Language Requirement:
Degree seeking students must submit one of
TOEFL – minimum score of 79 on
the internet–based test or a minimum
score of 550 on the paper-based test.
IELTS – minimum score of 6.5.
Broward College English as a Second
Language Placement Test (LOEP).
Applicants currently in US only.
Successful completion of English IV
at a US high school or university level
English at an accredited US university
with a grade of C or higher