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FSC’s Barnett School Of Business And Free Enterprise Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Jan 27, 2022

Florida Southern College continues to be acknowledged as one of the top academic institutions in the nation, as Poets&Quants for Undergrads ranked FSC’s Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise as the 68th Best Undergraduate Business School for 2022.

“I am so proud of the work that we are doing in the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise,” said Dr. Anne B. Kerr, president of Florida Southern College. “This strong ranking is a testament to superb education we provide. Our professors, led by Dean Michael Weber, provide such a high level of instruction to our students. To be among the nation’s best business schools is an honor that is earned on a daily basis.”

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Only 95 business schools across the country met the requirements for the Poets&Quants Best Undergraduate Business School list. Of those, only three schools from Florida are represented on the list. FSC trailed only the University of Miami, while ranking higher than Florida International University. FSC also beat out regional notables like Kentucky, Georgia, and Auburn.

“Florida Southern continues to be one of the best business schools in the country, and we are so very proud of that fact,” said Dr. Weber, dean of FSC’s Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. “Even as Poets&Quants changed their ranking system and methodology, the strength of our program still resonates. This confirms the quality of our education, including our professors and facilities, is where we want to be. We strive hard to provide an engaged learning environment, so when a prestigious publication like Poets&Quants recognizes us, it carries a lot of weight.” 

This is the fourth consecutive year that FSC has garnered acclaim from Poets&Quants. FSC’s Barnett Business School made its debut for 2019, at No. 83. The following year, FSC’s ranking rose to No. 74, before peaking at No. 52 a year ago.

For the first time since the launch of this ranking, Poets&Quants for Undergrads adjusted their methodology. Changes include reducing the weight given to average SAT scores and acceptance rates. Additionally, the average high school GPA of the most recently enrolled class was added, along with the average percentage of students that reported being National Merit finalists or semi-finalists.