U.S. News & World Report 2017 Rankings Name Florida Tech a Tier 1 Best National University

University Also Earns Top Spot for International Students   

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is once again among the top universities in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges rankings released today.

Named to the Tier 1 Best National University list as one of the top 220 four-year colleges and universities in the country – a group drawn from the magazine’s in-depth assessment of more than 1,600 institutions – Florida Tech reaffirmed its status as a premier university both nationally and closer to home.

Florida Tech was one of just six Florida universities in Tier 1 and the second-highest ranked private National University in the Sunshine State, behind only University of Miami.

“Everyone at Florida Tech, from faculty to administrators to support staff, is focused on ensuring our students receive the highest caliber education. Through our rigorous approach to classroom and hands-on learning, and our unique extracurricular opportunities, we prepare our students for success beyond our campus,” said Florida Tech President T. Dwayne McCay. “We offer and expect excellence, and we appreciate that the U.S. News & World Report rankings show that our efforts are recognized.”

Florida Tech’s excellence went beyond its standing as a premier national university.

For the second consecutive year, the Melbourne-based university earned the top spot in the magazine’s “Schools with the Most International Students” list. International students who were enrolled in 2015 came from 123 countries, the most in the last 10 years.

“In a global culture, befriending and learning to collaborate with students from other countries can be rewarding personally and professionally,” the magazine said.

McCay added, “Florida Tech alumni are leaders in science, business and technology from Silicon Valley to Dubai. The foundation they get here goes well beyond book knowledge alone, and we are pleased to produce such well-rounded, successful global citizens.”

The magazine compiles its rankings using “several key measures of quality.” Those measures are: graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.

Find the full rankings at www.usnews.com/colleges.


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