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Florida universities rank high on national graduate programs

| 3/16/2017

Florida universities rank high on national graduate programs

U.S. News & World Report has released their rankings for the best graduate programs in the nation. Many Florida universities and colleges have programs that ranked among the best in the nation. See below for reports on some of Florida's best graduate programs:

» University of Florida graduate schools rank high among nation's top programs

» USF graduate program ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report

» UCF has 22 programs in top 100 of their respective fields

» FSU's graduate program in school library media maintains No. 1 ranking

» See all the "Best Graduate Schools" at U.S. News & World Report

Florida colleges could see big budget cuts

Big budget cuts to higher education could be coming out of the legislature and Florida's 28 state colleges could bear the brunt. The Florida Senate's initial recommendation slashes $131 million total. State colleges would absorb 74 percent of those cuts. [Source: WEAR]

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Benefits of university seed cap programs

When universities engage in technology transfer, the process of commercializing the innovations and inventions of academic faculty members, "seed capital" to fund start-up companies often comes from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from outside of the university system. [Source:]

Can Florida universities and colleges rival rest of nation?

Setting up a debate over the future of Florida's colleges and universities, the state Senate passed an ambitious proposal Thursday intended to lift schools in the Sunshine State into the ranks of elite counterparts nationwide. [Source: AP]

Veterinary technology programs hit by turmoil at for-profits

Symptomatic of larger problems in the for-profit education industry, 11 more veterinary technology programs, including four in Florida, have had their accreditation withdrawn by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. [Source: ]


› FSU's graduate program in school library media maintains No. 1 ranking
Several Florida State University graduate programs had strong showings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” released Tuesday. For the fifth year in a row, FSU’s school library media program ranked No. 1
» See also: University of Florida graduate schools rank high among nation’s top programs

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› Senate advances high school financial literacy bill
A proposal by Port Orange Republican Dorothy Hukill to require high-school students to take a half-credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and money management easily won approval in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K-12 Education on Wednesday.

› FGCU questions state's input in president's contract
Florida Gulf Coast University's trustees voted Tuesday to approve the contract for the school's new president but wondered whether there will be consequences for tweaking some language that state officials want in the agreement.

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