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November 28, 2015

Higher Education

Eyes on the prize: New leaders at Florida universities

Across Florida, five public universities and a handful of state colleges — along with a number of private schools — installed new presidents over the past year or two. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Downtown U: USF a key player driving redevelopment in Tampa

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft has aggressively capitalized on the school's economic heft, turning USF into an economic development engine in Tampa Bay. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Downtown U: UCF as a deal maker

Under John Hitt, the University of Central Florida has aggressively capitalized on the school's economic heft, turning UCF into an economic development engine in Orlando and Central Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Meet Eckerd College President Donald Eastman

Donald Eastman has put his St. Petersburg school back on solid financial footing while emphasizing liberal arts and traditional classroom instruction. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

The $10K bachelor's degree

As the price of tuition and fees for a four-year degree at a state university climbs above $24,000, there's no denying the curb appeal of the $10,000 bachelor's degree. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

UF takes a crack at cracking the top 10

The Legislature gave the University of Florida $15 million last year to try to push the state's flagship onto the U.S. News list of the top 10 public universities. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

UF's online university has become a 'cash cow'

Florida public universities have become national leaders in online education. What's driving the trend? Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

It's prime time for Florida's newest public university: Florida Polytechnic

Florida Polytechnic University welcomes its first class in August, just two years after its creation. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Chart: For-Profit Colleges & Universities in Florida

Ranked by enrollment. Enrollment does not include online students. List includes only schools with more than 2,100 students. Read more »
Published on 6/12/2013

Chart: Florida's Private, Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

Ranked by enrollment. Only schools offering bachelor's degrees and with an enrollment of more than 500 students are listed. Read more »
Published on 6/12/2013

Chart: Florida's Public State Universities

Ranked by enrollment. Read more »
Published on 6/12/2013

Chart: Florida College System

Ranked by enrollment. Read more »
Published on 6/12/2013

Overreach at the University of Miami?

UM had to restructure its huge investment in health care and life sciences but makes no apologies for its ambitions. Read more »
Published on 6/11/2013

Compensation at the top of Florida's universities

State university presidents' five-year contracts typically include health and life insurance, state employee retirement plan contributions, travel expenses for spouses outside university service areas and a paid sabbatical if they resign from the presidency and remain at the school. Read more »
Published on 6/11/2013

Higher Education in Florida: Are Florida's universities overadministered?

The picture that emerges from a look at the staffing practices of Florida universities in the past five years is complex. Read more »
Published on 6/10/2013

Partnership Friction: Private and community colleges offer four-year degrees

In 2001, St. Petersburg Junior College, as the public community college in Pinellas County was then known, won permission to move beyond its traditional two-year degree offerings and confer four-year degrees. Read more »
Published on 6/10/2013

Behind Education Costs: Buttress — or Bloat?

Two economists argue that universities adjust costs based on how much they raise, rather than broad economic forces. Schools say they have become more efficient. Read more »
Published on 6/10/2013

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