FSC Named a Top 10 Regional University Again

Sep 12, 2022

Florida Southern College (FSC) announced today that it has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s distinguished college rankings guide as one of the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in the South.”

One of only three schools in Florida to be listed in the top 10, FSC is the only university in Polk County. This is the 13th year FSC has received this designation.

"The incredible faculty and extraordinary students of Florida Southern have once again proven themselves to be among the elite in all of the United States," Florida Southern College President Anne B. Kerr said. "I am excited to see our talented community's hard work and dedication once again be recognized."

U.S. News & World Report utilizes surveys, data pertaining to graduation and retention rates, and faculty-to-student ratios to produce college rankings based on school groupings established by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and determined by each school’s academic mission.

In addition to being recognized as a best regional university in the south, FSC was also included by the publisher on their “Most Innovative Schools” list, reflecting the College’s aspirational plans for curriculum, campus life, and facilities to ensure pervasive excellence and outstanding outcomes for graduates.

U.S. News & World Report’s praise of FSC continues the College's trend of accolades that highlight the school's academic excellence and focus on experiential education. The guide includes FSC's Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences, among top undergraduate business and nursing programs.

Florida Southern is also ranked at No. 11 in the “Best Value Universities in the South” category, the highest rating of any school in the state.