Today, U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 “Best Colleges” rankings revealing two new top spots for Florida A&M University.
While maintaining its spot as the No.1 public historically Black college or University (HBCU) on the U.S. News & Report list of the top 311 national universities, FAMU climbed in the rankings – moving from the No. 7 best overall (public and private) HBCU in the country for 2017 to No. 6 out of the 80 HBCUs considered for the “Best Colleges” list in 2018.
FAMU’s ranking as the No. 207 overall university or college in the nation marks its first recent appearance in U.S. News & World Report’s first tier “National Universities” ranking list. More than 1,660 four-year colleges and universities were surveyed to determine the rankings.
“Our new rankings are indicative of the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, staff and alumni,” said Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. “Today’s announcement is further evidence of our success in achieving our goal to provide the nation’s best educational experience for our students.”
In addition, the University appears on the U.S. News & World report list for the top overall 132 public schools in the nation (No. 113) and top 205 engineering programs with doctoral degrees in the nation through its joint college with Florida State University (No. 125).
The University was also listed among the top 254 colleges in the nation ranked by high school counselors (No. 177).
Ranking metrics include peer assessment score, high school counselor assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, class size, student-faculty ratio, freshman in the top 10 percent of their class, SAT/ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial resources, and alumni giving rate.
The data for the 2018 “Best Colleges” rankings were gathered in spring and summer 2017.