Florida’s Higher Education System Continues to Lead the Nation

By: Dr. Jerry Parrish

We already know Florida ranks first in the nation for higher education, but did you also know Florida is in the top 10 in the nation for college affordability? The latest report from the College Board shows Florida continues to maintain its ranking as second in the nation in college affordability for public four-year institutions, and for public two-year institutions Florida’s position moved up to the 7th spot.

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“Our economy increasingly requires employees to have some form of postsecondary education or training. Eliminating barriers to postsecondary education is crucial to supporting businesses with a strong workforce. Among those barriers is affordability, and Florida remains a leader in affordability at its public higher education institutions. Our public higher education institutions will surely remain steadfast in eliminating barriers and preparing future and current employees for the changing needs of businesses.”

Gregory Adam Haile, Esq.,
President, Broward College; Trustee, Florida Chamber Foundation

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