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FSU College Highlights and Selected National Rankings (As of March 2015)

Nation's No. 2 Most Efficient High-Quality University

U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida State University the No. 2 most efficient high-quality university in the country for 2015. The university was named the nation's most efficient in 2013 and 2014. Florida State also ranks 43rd among all public national universities in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges" — evidence that Florida State combines an outstanding education with economic value.

"Best Value" Public University

Florida State consistently delivers an affordable, high quality education and offers distinctive opportunities to engage its students. In 2012, the Princeton Review and USA Today ranked Florida State the 4th "Best Value" public university in the nation.

Programs ranked No. 1

The Journal of Criminal Justice Education ranked Florida State's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice No. 1 in the nation for faculty research. The graduate program in interior design was voted "Most Admired" in the nation in DesignIntelligence's "America's Best Architectural and Design Schools," for 2014. U.S. News & World Report, "Best Graduate Schools," 2014 edition, ranks the School of Information's school library media program No. 1. Numerous other programs at Florida State rank in the Top 5.

Outstanding Athletics

The Seminoles completed a banner year in 2013-2014, highlighted by the football team's National Championship, the third in school history and the first by a non-SEC team since 2005. FSU's soccer team played for the National Championship for the second time in school history and the softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series for the first time since 2004. FSU is one of only six schools in the nation to finish in the top 15 in each of the last seven years in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup. The Seminoles have two top 5 and a top 10 finish in the last four years.

Leading the State of Florida

Florida State University leads Florida in four of eight areas of external funding for the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Leads in Rhodes Scholars, claiming all three of the Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006. Highest percentage of alumni giving back than any university in Florida. Highest amount of National Science Foundation research and development expenditures in the state. College of Law is the No. 1 law school in Florida with the highest job placement and one of the highest passing rates on the Florida Bar Exam.


RANKINGS

U.S.

1

College of Criminology and Criminal Justice:
No. 1 among all criminology and criminal justice program faculties for faculty research, Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

1

Interior Design graduate program:
"Most Admired" by Design Intelligence's "America's Best Architectural and Design Schools," 2014.

1

School of Information, School Library Media Program:
No. 1, U.S. News & World Report, "Best Graduate Schools," 2013. The School also is ranked No. 13 in the nation, its services for children and youth program is No. 5, and its digital librarianship program is No. 11.

1

Black Law Students Association:
In 2014, FSU's Black Law Students Association won first place in the National Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. In 2006, 2011 and 2012, the BLSA was named National Chapter of the Year by the National Black Law Students Association.

1

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory:
The only national lab in Florida. Holds the most world records for the most powerful magnets on Earth.

1

Best Online Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Programs:
Best online computer science bachelor's degree program among both public and private universities, BestColleges.com, 2015.

1

College of Medicine:
No. 1 in the nation for instruction in community health, Association of American Medical Colleges.

2

Most efficient high-quality universities in the United States:
No. 2, U.S. News & World Report, 2015. Florida State was named the nation's most efficient high-quality university in 2013 and 2014.

2

College of Education, Online Graduate Program:
No. 2 among both public and private universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

2

College of Law, nation's ;best for Hispanic students:
No. 2, Hispanic Business Magazine, 2014.

2

Best Online Criminology Bachelor's Degree Programs:
No. 2 best online criminology bachelor's degree program among both public and private universities, BestColleges.com, 2015.

3

Askew School of Public Administration and Policy faculty research productivity
A study published in the International Public Management Journal ranked the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy third in faculty research productivity in the U.S.

5

College of Business, undergraduate risk management and insurance program:
No. 5 among public universities and No. 6 overall, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

5

Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs:
No. 5 best online bachelor's degree program among both public and private universities, BestColleges.com, 2015.

5

School of Information, Services for Children & Youth Program:
No. 5 in the nation, U.S. News & World Report, 2013.

6

College of Business, best for veterans:
No. 6 in nation, "Best for Vets: Business Schools," Military Times, 2015.

6

College of Nursing, online Master of Science program, public universities:
No. 6, U.S. News & World Report, "Best Online Program Rankings," 2014. The college's program tied for No. 10 among both public and private universities.

7

College of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Online Graduate Program:
No. 7 in the nation, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

7

College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminology Program:
No. 7 among both public and private universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

7

College of Medicine:
No. 7 in the nation for producing family physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2015.

7

Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development:
No. 7 best fashion merchandising school in the nation, Fashion-Schools.org, 2015. The program is also No. 2 best in the South and No. 6 among public institutions.

8

College of Medicine, nation's best for Hispanic students:
No. 8, Hispanic Business Magazine, 2014.

8

Best Colleges for Vets:
Military Times, 2015.

9

College of Business, undergraduate real estate program:
No. 9 among public universities and 12th overall, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

10

College of Law, Best Value:
No. 10 "Best Value Law School" in the country based on employment, bar passage rates, tuition, cost of living and average debt upon graduation. National Jurist, 2014.

10

College of Nursing:
No. 10 best online graduate programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2014.

11

School of Information, Digital Librarianship Program:
No. 11 in the nation, U.S. News & World Report, 2013.

13

School of Information online program, public universities:
No. 13 best online graduate program in information technology, U.S. News & World Report, 2015. The program is No. 20 among both public and private universities.

13

School of Library & Information Studies:
No. 13 among the nation's top schools for a master's degree in library and information studies, U.S. News & World Report, 2013.

13

Best Value School:
No. 13 "Best Value School" in the nation, Forbes, 2015.

15

Best Value University among large colleges:
No. 15, Kiplinger's Personal Finance "Best Values in Public Colleges," 2015, ranks four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. Florida State also was the No. 22 best value among all public colleges for in-state students and No. 19 for out-of-state students.

15

School of Public Affairs, City Management & Urban Policy Program:
No. 15 in the nation, U.S. News & World Report.

16

Public Affairs:
No. 16 best public affairs school in the nation, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools," 2012.

18

International Programs, students who studied abroad:
No. 18 in the total number of students who studied abroad in 2012-13 by the Institute for International Education in "Open Doors," its annual report on international education statistics.

18

School of Public Affairs, Public Management Administration Program:
No. 18 in the nation, U.S. News & World Report.

20

Computer Information Technology, Online Graduate Program:
No. 20 among the nations best online graduate computer information technology programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

21

School of Communication Science & Disorders, Speech Language Pathology program:
No. 21 among the nation's top speech-language pathology programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2012.

26

College of Business, Online Program:
No. 26 best online graduate program (excluding MBA) among both public and private universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

28

School of Public Affairs, Public Policy Analysis Program:
No. 28 in the nation, U.S. News & World Report, 2012.

31

Best Public Colleges and Universities:
No. 31, The Business Journals, 2015.

32

College of Law:
No. 32, Business Insider "50 Best Law Schools in America,"2015. Florida State is the only Florida law school in the top 50.

40

College of Business:
No. 40 undergraduate program among public universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

40

College of Education, graduate program:
No. 40, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools," 2016.

43

Top Public Universities
No. 43, U.S. News & World Report, 2014.


FLORIDA

1

STEM funding:
In STEM, (science, technology, engineering and math) FSU leads the state in four of eight STEM fields.

1

National Science Foundation Funding:
Receives more in National Science Foundation funding than any other university in the state.

1

Alumni giving:
Highest percentage of alumni giving back of any university in Florida.

1

Rhodes Scholars:
All three Rhodes Scholars from public universities in Florida since 2006 have been from FSU.

1

College of Law:
No. 1 Florida law school Business Insider, "50 Best Law Schools in America," 2015. Florida State is the only Florida law school in the top 50.

1

College of Law:
Highest job placement in Florida. FSU Law is 26th in the nation among public law schools in job placement. Graduates also continue to excel on the Florida Bar Examination with an 82.8 percent passage rate compared to 72.9 percent for first time test takers.

1

Student Fulbright Scholars:
For the second year in a row, one of the nation's top research institutions for producing student Fulbright scholars and leads the state in the number of students (10) who received Fulbright fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year.