A new study by WalletHub shows the 2023’s College & University Rankings across the United States. It’s a big decision. Consider on average, tuition and room and board at a four-year college costs around $23,000 – $52,000 per year. It varies depending on the school’s public or private status and whether it’s in-state. Even with the new program that eliminates 10 grand in student loan debt, you may still be taking out some serious loans. Additionally, enrolling in an in-state college is much more cost effective. Let’s check out the best colleges in the state of Florida.

To determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates, WalletHub compared more than 900 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 30 key measures. The data set is grouped into seven categories,  1) Student Selectivity. 2) Cost & Financing. 3) Faculty Resources. 4) Campus Safety. 5) Campus Experience. 6) Educational Outcomes. 7) Career Outcomes. The metrics range from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary. WalletHub’s Best Colleges ranking also analyzes post-attendance metrics — the student-loan default rate and the share of former students out earning high school graduates, for instance — to show the value of the education students can expect to receive beyond their undergraduate studies.

If you’re thinking of passing on college and going straight into the workforce, here’s some ideas on what’s available in SWFL.

To see the full rankings of all 900 colleges, you’ll find that here.

So where’s the best colleges in Florida? Here they are:

 

  • 1. University of Florida

    UF scored in the 98th percentile nationwide with a score of 73.87. That makes it the 22nd best college in America.

     

  • 2. Florida State University

    FSU scored in the 95th percentile nationwide with a score of 67.46.

  • 3. Florida Polytechnic University

    Florida Polytech scored in the 92nd percentile nationwide with a score of 63.35.

  • 4. University of Miami

    The U scored in the 92nd percentile nationwide with a score of 63.35.

     

  • 5. University of South Florida

    USF scored in the 91st percentile nationwide with a score of 63.

     

  • 6. University of Central Florida

    UCF scored in the 90th percentile nationwide with a score of 62.32.

  • 7. Florida A&M University

    FAMU scored in the 85th percentile nationwide with a score of 58.74.

     

  • 8. Florida International University

    FIU scored in the 85th percentile nationwide with a score of 58.6.

     

  • 9. Florida Southern College

    Florida Southern scored in the 82nd percentile nationwide with a score of 57.43.

     

  • 10. Ave Maria University

    Ave Maria scored in the 81st percentile nationwide with a score of 57.15.

     

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