MIAMI, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the first time in its 13-year history, Dade Medical College has been recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the market's top colleges and universities. Ranked 14th by fall 2011 enrollment, the list places Dade Medical among well-known institutions like Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Broward College and the University of Miami.
"We are extremely honored to be included in this year's edition and congratulate all the other schools on the achievement," says Dade Medical College President & CEO Ernesto Perez. "One of our goals is to continue to offer outcome-based education and job opportunities in the healthcare sector to more and more Floridians and this milestone clearly demonstrate we are doing so."
Dade Medical College is in the process of relocating their Hialeah Campus to Miami Lakes and establishing new campuses in West Palm Beach and Jacksonville, which would bring their total to six. The current campus total of four and average student age of 25 places them in a tie for fifth-most and fifth-youngest in both categories on the list. Also notable is that Dade Medical College is the newest school to make list.
According to president and publisher Melanie Dickinson, The South Florida Business Journal, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, publishes the annual Book of Lists as "a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool that offers all the important information you need to know about the region's top companies, organized by industries such as finance, real estate, health care, technology, professional services and construction."
About Dade Medical College
With more than 400 academic, administrative and support professionals at our four South Florida campuses and corporate office, Dade Medical College offers and provides quality, outcome-based education through professionally credentialed and certified faculty whose commitment to excellence in education is unparalleled by other colleges and institutions. Dade Medical College offers Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in programs that include nursing, radiologic technology, cardiac sonography, diagnostic ultrasound, medical assistant, massage therapy and more. The School of Continuing Education offers non-credit courses for students and professionals in support of their professional development, advancement and licensing/registry attainment and/or renewal.
Classes start every four weeks. Online course and program offerings will be available soon. Dade Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (Miami and Hollywood Campuses) and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Dade Medical College has also been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Massage and is a member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.
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