Provost Sally McRorie

FSU welcomes the Class of 2022 at New Student Convocation

Members of the Florida State University Class of 2022 were welcomed, challenged, inspired and introduced to university traditions during New Student Convocation Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Mark Riley, dean of the FSU Graduate School and 2014-2015 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, gave the keynote address to thousands of freshmen at […]

New students, faculty look to continue Florida State’s upward trajectory

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students back to campus, along with 240 new faculty, as classes begin for the 2018-2019 academic year Monday, Aug. 27. The incoming freshman class of about 6,400 students is expected to be one of the most academically talented cohorts in FSU history. “We’re thrilled to welcome an exceptional […]

Florida State students continue to benefit from ‘Taking 15’

There’s been a positive cultural shift among freshman students at Florida State University thanks to the university’s “Take 15” initiative launched in 2015. “Take 15” is an ongoing university-wide campaign designed to encourage students to take a full academic course load of 15 credit hours or more each semester. In 2017, for the first time […]

FSU boasts best four-year graduation rate in Florida

Florida State University now has the best four-year graduation rate of any public university in Florida, according to the latest data reported in the State University System’s 2018 Accountability Plan. The university’s four-year graduation rate is 68.4 percent, nearly three points higher than the previous year’s cohort, placing FSU first among all State University System […]

Florida State alumnus named dean of FSU College of Education

Florida State University has named alumnus Damon Andrew as dean of the College of Education, effective Aug. 7. Andrew, who earned a doctorate in sport administration from Florida State in 2004, has served as the first permanent dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education and the E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor […]

Riley named dean of FSU Graduate School

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Mark Riley dean of the Graduate School, effective May 7. Riley is a longtime faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida State. He has served as interim dean of the Graduate School since August 2017 when former dean, […]

FSU Graduate School sees major increase in applications

Florida State University has seen a significant increase in the number of applications for graduate school for the upcoming summer term. The number of applications for admission to the FSU Graduate School has more than doubled since last summer. There are currently 7,863 graduate students enrolled in FSU advanced degree programs, including the College of […]

FSU jumps again in Kiplinger’s ‘Best College Values’

Florida State University offers a top-notch education at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, one of the nation’s leading publications in personal finance and business forecasting. Florida State jumped several places in each category of Kiplinger’s annual list of Best College Values, including eight spots to No. 4 among public colleges for out-of-state […]

FSU signs agreement to enhance collaboration with Tel Aviv University

Florida State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tel Aviv University today with the purpose of seeking possibilities to enhance mutual academic exchanges and to maintain close relationships between the two institutions. Florida Gov. Rick Scott served as a witness at the signing in Tel Aviv. The MOU was signed by FSU Assistant Provost […]

FSU welcomes Second Lady Karen Pence for announcement of art therapy initiative

Florida State University welcomed Second Lady Karen Pence to campus Wednesday for the announcement of her new art therapy initiative, Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART. Pence chose Florida State as the venue for the announcement because of its nationally acclaimed art therapy graduate education program. “I chose only one initiative to champion, and it […]

FSU shines in National Survey of Student Engagement

 Florida State University is leading the way nationally when it comes to satisfaction among students new to the university and those preparing to graduate, according to recent data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Once every three years, FSU freshmen and seniors participate in the national survey as a way for the university to […]

Florida State leaps another five spots in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 33 Among Public Universities Florida State University has jumped to No. 33 among national public universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings after moving up five places for the second consecutive year. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook. In two years, FSU […]