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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
  • 2023 5th
  • 2022 5th
  • 2021 6th
  • 2020 7th
  • 2019 8th

UF is ranked as a top 5 public university in 2023, joining UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina

Florida State University

Top 25: Public National University
  • 2023 19th
  • 2022 19th
  • 2021 19th
  • 2020 18th
  • 2019 26th

Florida State University ranked No. 8 Best Value College in the nation among public universities.

University of South Florida

Top 50: Public National University
  • 2023 42nd
  • 2022 46th
  • 2021 46th
  • 2020 44th
  • 2019 58th

University of Central Florida

Top 100: Public National University
  • 2023 64th
  • 2022 67th
  • 2021 77th
  • 2020 79th
  • 2019 87th

UCF has improved their rankings six years in a row (+29)

Florida International University

Top 100: Public National University
  • 2023 72nd
  • 2022 78th
  • 2021 95th
  • 2020 105th
  • 2019 100th

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Public HBCU
  • 2023 1st
  • 2022 1st
  • 2021 1st
  • 2020 2nd
  • 2019 2nd

FAMU ranks 1st among public historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). FAMU also ranks 103rd among all public universities in the nation.

New College of Florida

Top 5: Public Liberal Arts
  • 2023 5th
  • 2022 5th
  • 2021 6th
  • 2020 6th
  • 2019 5th

New College of Florida is ranked as the #3 Public Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation for the 2nd year.

Florida Polytechnic University

Public Regional Colleges: South
  • 2023 1st
  • 2022 3rd
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Florida Polytechnic University ranked 3rd among all top colleges in the region – both public and private.

University of West Florida

Public Regional Universities: South
  • 2023 10th
  • 2022 16th
  • 2021 15th
  • 2020 15th
  • 2019

Florida Atlantic University

Public National University
  • 2023 132nd
  • 2022 140th
  • 2021 136th
  • 2020 140th
  • 2019

University of North Florida

Public National University
  • 2023 132nd
  • 2022 132nd
  • 2021 136th
  • 2020 140th
  • 2019

Florida Gulf Coast University

Public National Universities
  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019