FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS OFFICE
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Tallahassee, Fla., September 28, 2012 – A national report ranks Indian River State College the tenth top public college in the southern region by the U.S. News and World Report 2013 Best Colleges report. The ranking is based on 16 measures of institutional quality and student success.
“Indian River State College’s commitment to student success has again been recognized at the national level,” said Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna. “We congratulate the college for continuing to provide an affordable, quality education that improves student’s lives and helps them enter the workforce.”
The college was rated in the regional college category that includes schools that concentrate mostly on teaching and undergraduate education. Over the past few years, the ranking method increased the focus on outcome measures and student success, moving the college up from a twelfth place rating last year.
For more information, visit 2013 Best Colleges Report.
About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org.Tweet