FAU Moves Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings


Florida Atlantic surged in the U.S. News & World Report list of “Top Public Schools,” to No. 132 in this year’s ranking of the best universities in the nation. An increase of eight places from No. 140 last year represents FAU’s largest recorded jump of a school in Florida’s State University System.

FAU continues to hold its No. 1 public university placement in Florida for campus ethnic diversity, earning the designation of the most racially, culturally and ethnically diverse school in the State University System. Additionally, FAU ranked No. 41 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Social Mobility” list, based on Pell Grant recipient graduation rates from both public and private universities. At FAU, Pell-eligible, Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latinx students outpace overall retention and graduation rates, representing a notable point of pride.

In other rankings, FAU rose 27 spots to No. 93 in the U.S. News & World Report list of undergraduate nursing programs. FAU’s undergraduate business programs also jumped 26 places to No. 164.

As a top choice public university, Florida Atlantic’s success in national rankings reflects a sustained commitment of ensuring both access and success for all. The tireless efforts of faculty, staff and students at FAU continue to support the university’s reputation as a university of distinction.