ICUF Institutions Receive Top-Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Several institutions are named among the Best Colleges for Veterans,
Best Regional Universities and Best Regional Colleges in the South
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) today announced that seven member institutions received a top-15 or better ranking, including two number-one rankings, by U.S. News & World Report in the categories for Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Regional Universities and Best Regional Colleges in the South.
“Congratulations to these institutions for being recognized as some of the best colleges and universities in the South,” said Dr. Ed Moore, President of the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida. “These top-rankings reflect the level of excellence that ICUF institutions strive for every day.”
The categories and results are outlined below.
Best Colleges for Veterans in the South
#1 – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
#6 – Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach
Best Regional Universities in the South
#1 – Rollins College, Winter Park (*Tied for first with Elon University in North Carolina)
#5 – Stetson University, DeLand
#11 – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
Best Regional Colleges in the South
#5 – Florida Southern College, Lakeland
#8 – Flagler College, St. Augustine
“Our colleges and universities continue to be a great choice for students, families and veterans looking for the best academic value for their money,” added Moore. “Higher education is the best pathway to a brighter future. ICUF institutions are proud to offer a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, first-time professional and continuing education programs to help individuals achieve their dreams.”
About the U.S. News & World Report Rankings Methodology
U.S. News & World Report gathered data from each college on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence and each factor was assigned a weight of importance. The colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peers based on their composite weighted score. Regional universities are classified as a school that offers a full range of undergrad programs and some master’s programs but few doctoral programs. Regional colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. The Best Colleges for Veterans rankings are the top ranked schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.
About the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida
The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) is an association of 31 private, non-profit educational institutions based in Florida and accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Serving over 150,000 students at nearly 130 sites throughout the state, ICUF offers programs at main campuses, satellite sites in communities and state colleges. For more information, please visit www.icuf.org.
Contact: Sarah Hansford, (850) 222-3767