For the first time ever, the University of South Florida (USF) entered the Top 100 universities in this year’s US News & World Report Best Colleges list.
American News ranked the Bulls No. 97 among the nation’s 440 ranked universities and No. 42 among public universities on the influential list.
This is USF’s fifth consecutive year in the nation’s top 50 public schools. And the school has climbed more ranks in the past 10 years than any other school. USF is up 73 places from No. 170 among all universities and 52 places from No. 94 among public universities.
The next milestone on the university’s list is No. 25.
“The University of South Florida is proud to have achieved the highest position ever on the U.S. News & World Report rankings and to once again be recognized as America’s fastest-growing university,” said said the USF president. Rhea’s Law said.
“USF’s position in the rankings is a testament to the hard work and success of our faculty, staff, and students, who impact our communities every day. We will continue to help shape the future of our society as we pursue our goal of becoming a top 25 public university.
The ranking places USF above other Florida public schools like the University of Central Florida and the Florida International University but below others like Florida State University. Nationally, USF is tied at No. 97 with Auburn University, Clark University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of California Merced, University of Colorado Boulder, ‘University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of San Diego.
The US News methodology considers several factors, including student graduation and retention rates, class size, student debt, faculty excellence, and academic reputation.
USF recently welcomed its largest class of freshmen and received the most applications from prospective history students, announced a record fundraising year, and experienced a transformational state budget, likely stimulated by the influence of the President of the Senate. Wilton simpsons and Speaker of the House Chris Sprows, both from Tampa Bay. Sprows, a Pinellas County Republican from Palm Harbor, is a bull.
USF also ranks ahead of or is tied with six public institutions in the Association of American Universities, the top 65 research universities in North America. USF aspires to be eligible for future membership in the prestigious group.