Florida Trend: 55th Anniversary
In Trend's Time: 55 years of Florida business history
Florida Trend turned 55 this year. My, how things can change.
» $518.40: Price for a full year of undergraduate education at the University of Florida in 1978-79 ($1,799 in 2012 dollars).
» $6,263.10: Price for a full year of undergraduate education at the University of Florida in 2013-14 ($1,804 in 1978 dollars.)
» Since 1992-93, the number of bachelor’s degrees in psychology has grown by 174%, while the number of bachelor’s degrees in engineering grew at half that rate — 87%. Overall, the number of bachelor’s degrees has grown by 95% since 1992-93. In the 2011-12 academic year, state universities awarded 4,583 bachelor’s degrees in psychology and 3,215 in engineering.
Bargain and Basement
» Tuition and fees at the University of Florida have risen 1,109% in the past 35 years — four times the rate of inflation. UF still charges less in tuition than schools like the University of South Carolina, the University of North Dakota and the University of Mississippi.
» Between 2003 and 2012, undergraduate enrollment at state colleges and universities grew by 24%. During that period, the number of Hispanic undergrads grew by 87%, from 33,159 in 2003 to 62,012 in 2012.
» The number of non-Florida residents enrolled in state universities has grown from 19,237 in 1993 — 9.9% of all Florida university students that year — to 31,359 in 2012 — 9.4% of the total. State law caps the percentage of out-of-state students who can attend Florida state colleges and universities at 10%.