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Florida's top public universities

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Florida's top public universities

The Florida Board of Governors ranks public universities each year based on how well they meet goals related to student success and improvement. Universities that perform the best get the largest share of performance funds, although funding is also based on enrollment, research and other factors.

1) The University of Florida ($57.6 million)
2) Florida International University ($40 million)
3) Florida State University (tie) ($51.6 million)
3) University of South Florida (tie) ($37.7 million)
3) University of West Florida (tie) ($10.8 million)

See all the performance-based funding allocations here (PDF).

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Also see an overview about performance funding from the Board of Governors, here.

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Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

The Higher Education Tribune analyzed federal data for the costs of attending in-state colleges and universities nationally, and found few Florida schools among the top 200 most-expensive schools for in-state tuition. The three Florida colleges and universities that made the top 200 are: Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology, Concorde Career Institute-Miramar, and Advance Science College. Tuition at those three institutions ranged from $48,550-$39,950 annually. The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2017-18 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education. [Source: Florida Business Daily]
NOTE: This summary has been corrected from an earlier version.

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