Empowerment Fund provides the greatest flexibility for facilitating programming and scholarship support to benefit students for a dynamic learning environment. Whether helping fill the gap in scholarships for students who wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for federal support, or providing program support such as helping nurses with the funding to take their licensure exams, the Empowerment Fund enables the Foundation to respond to emerging needs in the College community.
Empowerment Fund support makes a strong impact on our ability to address top priorities in non-traditional student scholarship support. It also assists faculty and staff in providing students with the knowledge and experience to succeed in an ever-evolving workforce and contributing a positive impact on the economic growth of Broward County.
At current levels of enrollment, annual federal, state and local tax revenue due to the economic impacts of Broward College is $240,428,739.
About 68 percent of the economic impact of the College (regional Gross Domestic Product) is driven by the skills, credentials, and increased earning capacity of the graduating students.
On average, graduates earn a 9.7 percent return on their investment of time and money.
The majority of undergrad students in Broward County attend Broward College (57 percent) in 2018-19.
The high earnings differential means that, for every $1 that a Broward College graduate spends on their education, they can expect to earn $6.63 in additional personal income (in present money value) over a working career.