The College of Wooster, Oberlin College and Baldwin Wallace University are singled out in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2020" guidebook, which ranks colleges and universities on undergraduate programs, majors, and PH.D. programs. Quite predictably, Princeton University and Williams College are the top schools in the country. The recently reclassified Carnegie doctoral university ranked at No. 101 overall for public universities, climbing up from No. 112.
To calculate the top schools, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and places emphasis on outcome measures, including graduation rates, retention rates and social mobility.
FSU is ranked No. 18 in the outlet's listing of Top 25 public institutions. It's the first time UF has raised more than $500 million in a single year.
Last month, Wagner College ranked within Forbes America's Top Colleges list, and ranked among the "Best Colleges for Your Money 2019" by Money.com.
The institution participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program or is a public school that charges in-state tuition to all out-of-state veterans.
"We haven't had a lot of national attention until recent years, and it's really gratifying as provost to know that other universities recognize the quality of educational opportunities we have at Florida State", McRorie said. Children can also be eligible for the program through transferred benefits.
"It's an incredible accomplishment for Florida State University", said President John Thrasher. "Combined with college visits, interviews and your own intuition", U.S. News & World Report says, the analysis can be a tool in your "quest for the best fit college".
The state achieved the best-in-class ranking based, in part, on its low tuition costs and the success of its state college system, where a large share of students complete two-year degree programs within three years. University of California, Irvine 10.
Cornell was also listed as one of the top 50 liberal arts colleges, taking the #33 spot, in Washington Monthly's annual rankings.
Among all national universities, including private universities, FSU ranked 57th, up from 70th previous year. This ranking measures how well schools graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants.
UF also ranks third in the nation for technology transfer - getting its ideas out of the lab and into the real world - ahead of schools such as Stanford, MIT and Cal tech, as well as the entire University of Texas System, according to the Milken Institute.