– For the sixteenth 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 180 best colleges and universities.
The 47-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 56 percent of classes with under 20 students, up from 46 percent in the 2004 guide. Conversely,
the number of classes with more than 50 students continued to decrease, from eight percent in 2004 to three percent today. Florida Tech’s freshman classes
continue to be academically strong, with 30 percent of incoming freshmen in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. In addition to
excellent grades, the 2004 freshman class did well on the SAT, as the 25th-75th percentile in SAT scores continued to climb, from 1040-1270 in the 2004
guide to 1050-1290 in 2005.
Florida Tech President Anthony J. 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. “As we build a
university noted for both high technology and a human touch, our students will benefit from one of the nation’s best environments for learning and