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August 19, 2018

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Florida Ranked Best State in the Nation for Higher Education

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Florida as the best state in the nation for higher education.

| 3/7/2018

Governor Rick Scott today made the below statement regarding U.S. News & World Report ranking Florida as the best state in the nation for higher education. The ranking was determined based on several factors, including the time it takes Florida students to complete two and four-year higher education programs, the cost of tuition and fees, and the burden of debt for college graduates. This is the second year in a row Florida has ranked number one. For information on the study, click HERE. Governor Scott said:

"It is great news that Florida has again ranked first in the nation for higher education. Over the past seven years, we have made major investments in our higher education system and challenged colleges and universities to become more affordable while fully preparing students to be ready for a great job upon graduation. A leading higher education system helps strengthen our state as the best place for families, students and job creators to succeed. We will continue to work together to hold the line on tuition and support our state colleges and universities so families and students can continue to achieve their dreams in Florida."

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