College Education In Florida: The weather makes Florida a ‘hot’ place to pursue academic interests as students abound throughout Florida, from big cities like Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Sarasota and Fort Lauderdale, to much smaller towns both inland and on the coast. [Ed. Note: We are not only referring to Florida’s renowned “spring break.”] Florida has 40 public and 129 private institutions of higher learning throughout the state, in addition to the Florida Community Colleges system that manages and funds 28 community colleges.
Florida Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: University of Florida (#49), University of Miami (#51), Florida State University (#102); Liberal Arts Rankings – New College of Florida (#94).
A Closer Look at Florida Education: An influential coalition of business and education leaders recently attracted attention with their recommendations regarding Florida’s higher education. The Business/Higher Education Partnership, drawn in part from the Florida Council of 100 (a prestigious business group), released the highly publicized report, The Emerging Catastrophe And How to Prevent It, that called attention to issues facing higher education in Florida and proposed an agenda for solving the problems.
Did You Know? How about ‘spreading’ the wealth? Entering the 2009 college football season, the Florida Gators had won two of the previous three NCAA football championships. In an effort to level the playing field, perhaps they should consider ‘teaching’ their famed spread offense to a few other schools.