Florida Atlantic University's Broward County-based campuses were created by Florida Statute in the early 1970s to serve Broward residents with access to courses for completing baccalaureate, master and doctoral degrees.
FAU's Broward campuses are located in Davie, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach and served over 5,500 students during the academic year of 2016-2017. The majority (69%) of these students reside in Broward County, with 17% from Palm Beach County and 6.5% from Miami-Dade. In addition, Davie Campus administration provides services to students university-wide by zip-code headcount. There are over 44,000 alumni who reside in Broward County.
FAU Broward students comprise a diverse student population with over 60 percent identifying as an ethnic minorities and 65% female. The average age at Davie Campus is 24, Dania Beach is 28, and Fort Lauderdale is 29. The top majors are in psychology, biological sciences, accounting, social work, finance, general studies, criminal justice, elementary education, architecture, health administration and multimedia studies.
FAU Broward campuses in partnership with Broward College has implemented the innovative "LINK" program. This innovative recruitment tool, funded by an allocation from the Florida Department of Education, enhances the 2+2 system by placing FAU advising staff at Broward College to provide guidance to students transitioning from the associate's to bachelor 's degree at FAU. The program is now integrated into the Division of Student Affairs, which administers recruitment, admissions and enrollment management.