UF, New College shine in the 2017 Forbes ranking. How did your school do?
A number of Florida institutions made Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking, America’s Top Colleges, released today. The University of Florida was tops in the state for 2017, ranking 80th among 650 U.S. schools on the overall list and 15th on a separate list of the nation’s top 25 public universities.
However, UF dropped two notches on the public schools list, having come in 13th last year.
It was also a big day for New College of Florida. The Sarasota school, part of the State University System, ranked as the 25th best public college in the nation. On the overall list, it shot from a ranking of 207th last year to 113th this year.
The University of South Florida in Tampa ranked 324th on the overall list.
Forbes says it bases the ranking on “superior return on investment; leadership and success; and a first-rate student-consumer experience.” The magazine also noted: “Because of shifts in the data and weightings, our 2017 ranking looks somewhat different than the past.”
Here’s how some other Florida schools fared in the overall rankings:
University of Miami — 97
Florida State University — 184
Rollins College — 263
University of Central Florida — 308
University of North Florida — 472
University of Tampa — 483
Florida Southern — 503
Florida Atlantic University — 517