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PRESS RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces U.S. News and World Report Ranks Florida #1 in Higher Education for Third Consecutive Year

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that U.S. News & World Report has named Florida the top state in the country for higher education. This is the third year in a row Florida’s higher education system has earned the top ranking, reflecting the emphasis that elected leaders have placed on student success and […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors Meeting August 28-29

FORT MYERS — The Board of Governors advanced several key initiatives Wednesday and Thursday to increase student success, decrease costs for students, and enhance the State University System’s research prowess. The Board discussed the System Accountability Plan, which compiles data from all 12 State University System universities in order to analyze System-wide trends. Highlights include […]

PRESS RELEASE: State University System holds summit on campus resiliency

GAINESVILLE — More than 100 academic, administrative, and student affairs leaders from the 12 state universities gathered in Gainesville last week at a summit to examine the impact of a major campus emergency on a university’s educational delivery system. Sponsored by the Board of Governors and the University of Florida, the SUMMIT on Academic Continuity […]

HIGHLIGHTS: Board of Governors Meeting June 11-13

TAMPA — The Board of Governors advanced several initiatives this week to maintain the State University System’s upward trajectory, making decisions about the strategic direction of Florida’s 12 public universities and demonstrating their support for higher education partners. Board members approved the Accountability Plans for each university, following extensive discussion of each institution’s strategic direction […]

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors announces university performance funds

TAMPA— The Board of Governors approved a plan on Thursday to divide up $560 million in performance funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The money will be reinvested in university initiatives that improve performance on the 10 metrics in the Board’s performance funding model, which include graduation and retention rates and average cost to the […]

Items to watch for the upcoming Board of Governors meeting

Accountability Plans: Universities will present their annual Accountability Plans for Board consideration, discussing each institution’s strategic direction and top priorities as well as performance outcomes and expectations. The Board will also consider Preeminence updates from the University of Florida, Florida State University and University of South Florida and an update from the University of Central […]

PRESS RELEASE: Five Florida universities rank in the Top 35 public universities granted U.S. patents

University of South Florida, University of Florida, Florida International University, Florida State University, and University of Central Florida are part of the State University System of Florida. TALLAHASSEE – Five Florida universities, all part of the State University System of Florida, are ranked among the Top 35 public universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2018, […]