Prestigious College Guide Names Florida Southern No. 4 Best Regional College In The South

Sep 9, 2015

by Staff

Florida Southern College continues to rise in the rankings of the best Regional Colleges in the nation, according to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 guide book that was released today. 

Of the 98 schools selected for inclusion, Florida Southern is the No. 4 best Regional College in the South. The College improved its ranking this year, moving up from No. 5. This is the sixth consecutive year that Florida Southern has ranked among the top 10 Regional Colleges in the South. 

FSC’s composite score of 95 places it among the top seven out of 363 Regional Colleges nationwide. U.S. News & World Report defines a Regional College as one that focuses primarily on undergraduate education and offers a broad range of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional fields such as business, education, and nursing.

FSC also ranked No. 8 in the Best Value category for Regional Colleges in the South. The ranking is based on academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

“Florida Southern College consistently has been among the most elite colleges in the nation, and we are extremely gratified to be at the top of the U.S. News & World Report rankings for our category,” said FSC President Anne Kerr. “We strive for excellence in our academic programs, and the College continues to attract the best faculty and the best students from across the nation.”

In August, Florida Southern was included in The Princeton Review’s The Best 380 Colleges for the sixth consecutive year, recognized among the top ten colleges and universities in the nation for the beauty of its campus and its student participation in intramural sports.