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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.

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Education

Price Points
» $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.)

STEM Lag
» 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.

Diversity
» 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.

Out-of-Staters
» 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%.

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Comic-book and gaming stores are expanding across Florida. The state's major comic & video game themed conventions continue to generate increased interest and revenue. What's your level of participation in the world of comics & gaming?

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