For the first time in its history, FIU is ranked as one of the top 100 public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking represents a 22 spot improvement among public universities.

The number 100 ranking 2019 Best Colleges comes on the heels of FIU placing number two among public universities in the state, according to the Florida Board of Governors’ performance metrics.

“This rise in rankings reflects the hard work of our faculty and staff, and the determination of our students to excel. Our improvement demonstrates that our focus on student success – timely graduation and preparation to take or create great jobs—is making a difference for our students and their families,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.

Among all universities, public and private, FIU also ranked 187th overall in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings. The university has 18 programs that are currently ranked in the Top 100.

U.S. News & World Report has been providing the education rankings, which are used by parents and students to select schools, since 1983.

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