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The Florida ScoreBoard

U.S. News and World Report has named Florida as #1 in the U.S. for higher education for 2017, 2018 and 2019.  The new Florida ScoreBoard, released in September 2020 by Board of Governors Chair Syd Kitson, monitors the key metrics responsible for Florida’s #1 ranking, such as graduation rates and college affordability, and other areas of strategic emphasis. 

College Rankings

Florida public universities now rank in the top 10, top 25 and top 50 in U.S. News and World Report’s College Rankings.

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Four-Year Graduation Rate

2015-19

55.1%

2.4% change from previous year

Cost of Degree after Financial Aid

2018-19

$5,990

-35.73% change from previous year

Annual Student Debt

2018-19

$2,370

-11.2% change from previous year

Degrees Awarded Without Excess Hours

2018-19

81.2%

2.4% change from previous year

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded

2018-19

69,928

4.4% change from previous year

Total Research Expenditures ($Millions)

2018-19

$2,271M

7% change from previous year

Utility Patents Awarded

2018-19

421

21% change from previous year