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Florida Tech ranks among Florida’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Florida Tech receives top honors as one of the elite schools in Florida, according to the 2023 Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

The Florida Institute of Technology is a private research university in Melbourne, Florida.

The university comprises four academic colleges: Engineering & Science, Aeronautics, Psychology & Liberal Arts, and Business.


The magazine looked at 1,500 institutions that grant bachelor’s degrees, using 17 measures of academic quality, including retention and graduation rates, peer assessment surveys, class sizes, and faculty compensation.

The report ranked 443 national universities; for the 13th consecutive year, Florida Tech was part of that list, coming in at No. 202.

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In the Sunshine State, Florida Tech was ranked number two among the nine private universities in the state.

Overall, Florida Tech was ranked number eight among all 79 Florida-based colleges and universities ranked by the magazine.

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According to the report, in the Best Value Schools category, Florida Tech was fourth among the 10 ranked Florida schools, ahead of the University of Miami, University of Central Florida and others.

Florida Tech was included on multiple unranked lists that highlight several of the university’s key strengths including campus ethnicity diversity, economic diversity, the highest four-year graduation rates, and the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.

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The full rankings and Florida Tech rankings are now available here.

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