– For the fourteenth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Florida Institute of Technology among the nation’s best national doctoral
universities. The listing again places Florida Tech among the top seven percent of America’s colleges and universities.
The 45-year-old Melbourne, Florida-based university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral Research Intensive university, a classification
that separates it from institutions that only offer degrees at the bachelor’s or master’s level.
Notable in the U.S. News survey was Florida Tech’s climb to 45 percent of classes with under 20 students, up from 25 percent in the 2002 guide. Florida
Tech’s freshman classes continue to be academically strong, with 27 percent of incoming freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating
Florida Tech President Anthony James Catanese said the university will continue to emphasize these strengths.
“It is our goal to continue to attract the best and brightest students to Florida Tech, and place them in an academic environment in which they can achieve
and succeed,” said Catanese. “It is our mission to mold our students into leaders in both their professional fields and communities. We are further
committed to graduating our students in four years.”
In the past 12 months, Florida Tech has also been named a Barron’s Best Buy and is listed as one of the top 14 institutes of technology in the nation by
the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Florida Tech’s new academic year begins on Aug. 25.