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College Rankings

Publications such as U.S. News and World Report rank higher ed institutions to help students and their families make informed college choices.  In recent years, rankings at institutions in the State University System have risen at unprecedented levels, which is a result of strategic and coordinated efforts at the university, System, and state government levels.

University of Florida

Top 5: Public National University
  • 2022 5th
  • 2021 6th
  • 2020 7th
  • 2019 8th
  • 2018 9th

No public institution ranked in the top 20 improved more than UF from 2014 to 2022 (#14 to #5)

Florida State University

Top 25: Public National University
  • 2022 19th
  • 2021 19th
  • 2020 18th
  • 2019 26th
  • 2018 33rd

No public institution ranked in the top 50 improved more than FSU from 2014 to 2022 (#40 to #19)

University of South Florida

Top 50: Public National University
  • 2022 46th
  • 2021 46th
  • 2020 44th
  • 2019 58th
  • 2018 68th

No public institution ranked in the top 100 improved more than USF from 2014 to 2022 (#94 to #46)

University of Central Florida

Top 100: Public National University
  • 2022 67th
  • 2021 77th
  • 2020 79th
  • 2019 87th
  • 2018 90th

UCF has improved their rankings five years in a row (+23)

Florida International University

Top 100: Public National University
  • 2022 78th
  • 2021 95th
  • 2020 105th
  • 2019 100th
  • 2018 122nd

From 2018 to 2022, only one ranked institution improved more than FIU (+44)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Public HBCU
  • 2021 1st
  • 2020 2nd
  • 2019 2nd
  • 2018 1st
  • 2017 1st

FAMU ranks 1st among public historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). FAMU also ranks 104th among all public universities in the nation.

New College of Florida

Top 5: Public Liberal Arts
  • 2022 5th
  • 2021 6th
  • 2020 6th
  • 2019 5th
  • 2018 6th

Florida Polytechnic University

Public Regional Colleges: South
  • 2022 1st
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018

Florida Poly is the number one public college in the Southern region of the U.S.

University of West Florida

Public Regional Universities: South
  • 2022 16th
  • 2021 15th
  • 2020 15th
  • 2019
  • 2018

UWF ranked in the top 15 Best Colleges for Veterans in 2022

Florida Gulf Coast University

Public Regional Universities: South
  • 2022 26th
  • 2021 28th
  • 2020 28th
  • 2019 29th
  • 2018 27th

FGCU ranked No. 7 in Most Innovative Schools (regional universities) in 2022

University of North Florida

Public National University
  • 2022 132nd
  • 2021 136th
  • 2020 140th
  • 2019
  • 2018

UNF has improved their ranking two years in a row

Florida Atlantic University

Public National University
  • 2022 140th
  • 2021 136th
  • 2020 140th
  • 2019
  • 2018