Having met a rigorous number of benchmarks set forth by the Florida legislature, FSU in Tallahassee was recently designated as a preeminent research university.
But that's not the only thing that makes FSU one of the best colleges in Florida.
As one of the largest universities in our nation and the largest of all colleges in Florida, UCF in Orlando offers its 65,000 students 210 degree programs provided at the main campus, online, and through its 12 other regional locations.
Representing students from every corner of America and 148 countries, the campus culture at UCF is diverse.
Undergrads can choose from 109 different degrees, including a number offered in accelerated format for students looking to enter the job market quickly.
Fortunately, we have applied our rigorous methodology to the latest education data to rank the best colleges in Florida, including the top four-year and two-year schools.
It pulls information from federal databases and includes acceptance, enrollment, and graduation rate.
With a 93% freshman retention rate and a commitment to providing exceptional teaching opportunities -- including six Nobel Laureate faculty members -- students at FSU enjoy many features that aren't standard at most institutions.
The school offers 160 undergraduate degrees through its 14 academic colleges, many of which are offered with additional specializations.