State Universities Continue Upward March in Annual Rankings

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

For several years running, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Florida as the number one state in the nation for higher education. And Florida’s lead is widening as news broke this week that several Florida universities continue upward movement in the “Best Colleges 2020” ranking.

Congratulations to the University of Florida for moving from 8th place to 7th place, and the Florida State University for jumping from 26th to 18th nationally. The University of South Florida saw improvement moving from 58th to 44th, while the University of Central Florida moved from 87th to 79th.

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“There’s no question Florida is a top-tier destination for tourism and economic growth. Now, these new rankings further solidify Florida as the number one public university system in the country – signaling to any potential employers and industry leaders that Florida will have the workforce and talent pool they need to thrive.”

Governor Ron DeSantis

Visit the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020” guidebook for the complete rankings.

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