The Florida State University among America’s best

The Florida State University is among the top 50 public universities with some of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of "America’s Best Colleges."

Florida State ranked 48th, among the top 50 public "national" universities, moving up from last year’s ranking of 50th.

"The Florida State University strives for excellence, and that is reflected in the upward movement in the U.S. News and World Report rankings," said FSU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence G. Abele. "There are many funding issues that affect our rankings that are out of our control during this budget crisis, but our focus has always been on our students."

Florida State’s College of Business was recognized for its undergraduate specialty areas in insurance and risk management and real estate. The insurance and risk management program ranked sixth among public universities, while the real estate program tied Indiana University-Bloomington for ninth place among public institutions. Overall, the undergraduate business program ranked 35th among public universities. Business was one of only two subject areas the magazine ranked this year.

"Florida State University’s College of Business has excellent faculty and some of the top programs in the country," said Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, dean of the college. "We are very pleased that we continue to receive national recognition for the quality of our programs and of our faculty."