Graduates earn 6,569 degrees, certificates from Nova Southeastern University


About 39.9 percent of the 6,569 degrees and certificates handed out by Nova Southeastern University in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Lauderdale conferred 1045 master's degrees and 983 doctor's degrees in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a master's degree in general business administration and management. Data shows the school gave out 686 master's degrees in general business administration and management, followed by 483 doctor's degrees in general education and 411 bachelor's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse.

The university enrolled 20,793 students for 2017-18, including 4,497 in undergraduate programs and 16,296 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
411
-
45
-
456
Pharmacy
-
-
245
-
245
Physician Assistant
-
-
244
-
244
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy
-
-
230
-
230
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
-
-
229
-
229
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
24
-
133
-
157
Dentistry
-
-
125
-
125
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
-
-
122
-
122
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
-
114
-
114
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
-
-
101
-
101
Optometry
-
-
95
-
95
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
-
82
-
82
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
-
-
70
-
70
Public Health, General
-
-
67
-
67
Anesthesiologist Assistant
-
-
60
-
60
Advanced General Dentistry
-
-
-
24
24
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
21
-
-
-
21
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
21
-
-
-
21
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist
19
-
-
-
19
Medical Informatics
-
-
19
-
19
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
18
-
-
-
18
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
-
-
17
-
17
Audiology/Audiologist
-
-
15
-
15
Pharmaceutical Sciences
-
-
13
-
13
Athletic Training/Trainer
11
-
-
-
11
Periodontics/Periodontology
-
-
-
9
9
Orthodontics/Orthodontology
-
-
-
7
7
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
-
-
-
7
7
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
-
-
-
6
6
Endodontics/Endodontology
-
-
-
6
6
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology
-
-
-
4
4
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
3
-
-
-
3
Health and Wellness, General
-
-
-
3
3
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
-
-
2
-
2
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
-
-
-
1
1
Behavioral Aspects of Health
-
-
-
-
-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
-
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
-
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
528
-
2,028
67
2,623
39.9
Education, General
6
-
483
94
583
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
-
99
42
141
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
-
-
31
6
37
Spanish Language Teacher Education
-
-
30
-
30
Curriculum and Instruction
-
-
22
4
26
Reading Teacher Education
-
-
15
10
25
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
-
-
24
-
24
Technical Teacher Education
-
-
23
-
23
Elementary Education and Teaching
1
-
14
7
22
Mathematics Teacher Education
2
-
16
4
22
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
-
-
17
-
17
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
-
15
-
15
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
1
-
11
2
14
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
-
-
9
3
12
Educational/Instructional Technology
-
-
2
9
11
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
-
-
-
10
10
Art Teacher Education
8
-
1
-
9
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
3
1
4
-
8
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
-
-
7
1
8
Special Education and Teaching, General
-
-
6
-
6
Educational Evaluation and Research
-
-
-
5
5
Social Studies Teacher Education
-
-
5
-
5
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
-
-
3
1
4
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
3
-
-
-
3
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
2
-
-
-
2
Health Teacher Education
-
-
2
-
2
Education, Other
-
-
-
2
2
Urban Education and Leadership
-
-
2
-
2
Computer Teacher Education
-
-
1
-
1
Special Education and Teaching, Other
-
-
1
-
1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
-
-
-
-
-
Multicultural Education
-
-
-
-
-
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
-
-
-
-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
-
-
-
-
-
Biology Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
-
-
-
-
-
Education total
26
1
843
200
1,070
16.3
Business Administration and Management, General
83
-
692
-
775
Accounting
17
-
91
-
108
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
-
-
55
4
59
Finance, General
30
-
-
2
32
Organizational Behavior Studies
-
-
30
1
31
Taxation
-
-
20
-
20
Real Estate
-
-
14
-
14
International Business/Trade/Commerce
-
-
11
2
13
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
7
-
-
3
10
Business/Commerce, General
4
-
-
-
4
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
-
-
-
1
1
Organizational Leadership
-
-
-
-
-
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
-
-
-
-
-
Labor and Industrial Relations
-
-
-
-
-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
-
-
-
-
-
Human Resources Development
-
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
141
-
913
13
1,067
16.2
Clinical Psychology
-
-
150
-
150
Counseling Psychology
-
-
129
-
129
Psychology, General
58
-
28
-
86
Forensic Psychology
-
-
45
-
45
School Psychology
-
-
21
11
32
Experimental Psychology
-
-
-
-
-
Psychology total
58
-
373
11
442
6.7
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
212
-
-
-
212
Vision Science/Physiological Optics
82
-
1
-
83
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
19
-
31
1
51
Biomedical Sciences, General
-
-
8
-
8
Neuroscience
7
-
-
-
7
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
-
-
-
1
1
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
-
-
1
-
1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
320
-
41
2
363
5.5
Law
-
-
217
-
217
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
-
-
34
-
34
Health Law
-
-
12
-
12
Pre-Law Studies
11
-
-
-
11
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
-
-
8
-
8
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
8
-
-
-
8
Legal Professions and Studies total
19
-
271
-
290
4.4
Information Science/Studies
-
-
108
-
108
Computer Science
6
-
36
-
42
Information Technology
5
-
32
-
37
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
-
-
14
1
15
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
3
-
8
2
13
Computer and Information Sciences, General
-
-
3
-
3
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
-
-
-
3
3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
14
-
201
6
221
3.4
Dispute Resolution
-
-
56
12
68
Gerontology
-
-
10
-
10
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
-
-
-
3
3
Marine Sciences
-
-
1
-
1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
-
-
-
-
-
Behavioral Sciences
-
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
-
-
67
15
82
1.2
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
19
-
55
-
74
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
-
-
7
-
7
Homeland Security
-
-
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
19
-
62
-
81
1.2
Youth Services/Administration
-
-
47
-
47
Public Administration
-
-
23
-
23
Human Services, General
9
-
-
-
9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
9
-
70
-
79
1.2
Human Development and Family Studies, General
1
-
59
-
60
Human Nutrition
-
-
3
-
3
Child Development
-
-
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
1
-
62
-
63
1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
38
-
-
-
38
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
12
-
5
-
17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
50
-
5
-
55
0.8
General Studies
20
-
-
-
20
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
-
-
12
-
12
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
20
-
12
-
32
0.5
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
-
-
9
-
9
Political Science and Government, General
7
-
-
-
7
Sociology
4
-
-
-
4
International Relations and Affairs
1
-
-
-
1
Social Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
-
International Economics
-
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
12
-
9
-
21
0.3
Environmental Science
14
-
-
-
14
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
-
-
3
-
3
Natural Resources Management and Policy
-
-
-
-
-
Natural Resources and Conservation total
14
-
3
-
17
0.3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
16
-
-
-
16
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
16
-
-
-
16
0.2
Chemistry, General
10
-
-
-
10
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
-
-
2
4
6
Physical Sciences total
10
-
2
4
16
0.2
Dance, General
6
-
-
-
6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
5
-
-
-
5
Fine/Studio Arts, General
3
-
-
-
3
Music, General
1
-
-
-
1
Visual and Performing Arts total
15
-
-
-
15
0.2
Computer Software Engineering
2
-
3
-
5
Computer Engineering, General
2
-
-
-
2
Engineering total
4
-
3
-
7
0.1
Rhetoric and Composition
-
-
3
-
3
English Language and Literature, General
3
-
-
-
3
Writing, General
-
-
1
-
1
English Language and Literature/Letters total
3
-
4
-
7
0.1
History, General
1
-
-
-
1
History total
1
-
-
-
1
0
Mathematics, General
1
-
-
-
1
Mathematics and Statistics total
1
-
-
-
1
0
Philosophy
-
-
-
-
-
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
-
-
-
-
-
-

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