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2019's Best Colleges in Florida – WalletHub Study

| 10/22/2018

With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2019's Best College & University Rankings as well as accompanying videos, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities.

To help college-bound seniors make the most informed school choices, WalletHub compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 30 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Top 10 Colleges & Universities in Florida

  1. University of Florida
  2. Florida State University
  3. University of South Florida
  4. University of Miami
  5. University of Central Florida
  6. Ave Maria University
  7. Florida International University
  8. Florida Southern College
  9. University of North Florida
  10. Florida Institute of Technology

With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the top schools and how each performed in certain metrics:

School Snapshot: University of Florida(1 = Best; 13 = Average; 26 = Worst)

  • 3rd – Admission Rate
  • 7th – Net Cost
  • 17th – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 11th – On-Campus Crime
  • 10th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 1st – Graduation Rate
  • 3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: Florida State University(1 = Best; 13 = Average; 26 = Worst)

  • 7th – Admission Rate
  • 9th – Net Cost
  • 19th – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 23rd – On-Campus Crime
  • 16th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 3rd – Graduation Rate
  • 6th – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: University of South Florida(1 = Best; 13 = Average; 26 = Worst)

  • 5th – Admission Rate
  • 2nd – Net Cost
  • 19th – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 16th – On-Campus Crime
  • 5th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 4th – Graduation Rate
  • 11th – Post-Attendance Median Salary

To view the full reports, please visit the links below.

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