FSU named ‘Best Value’ public university in Florida, No. 16 in the nation by The Princeton Review

Florida State University is the top-ranked Best Value public college in Florida, according to The Princeton Review’s 2024 Best Value Colleges list.

FSU also ranked the No. 16 Best Value College nationally among public institutions, rising five spots from last year. The leap from last year’s ranking further positions FSU as the leading institution in Florida for exceptional education at an affordable cost.

“Florida State University’s rise in the rankings is a direct reflection of our unwavering focus on reducing financial barriers and prioritizing student success,” said FSU President Richard McCullough. “We are honored to be recognized as the top public institution in Florida for making higher education accessible and valuable to all students, regardless of their background.”

The Princeton Review surveyed more than 650 colleges and universities for the Best Value Colleges 2024 list. The schools earning a place on the list received the highest return on investment (ROI) ratings, which are based on the company’s more than 40 data points covering academics, affordability and career preparation.

FSU’s opportunities for students extend beyond an affordably priced education, including nationally recognized career preparation. FSU’s Career Center offers many programs and initiatives to support students navigating all things career-related. This emphasis on career readiness secured FSU the No. 14 spot on The Princeton Review’s list of the Top 20 Best Schools for Internships among public schools across the country.

FSU graduates who completed at least one internship had an 80% predicted probability of securing a job, while those who reported that they did not do an internship had a 68% chance, according to a study conducted by the FSU Office of Institutional Research.

The study also found that minority underrepresented students, Pell Grant recipients and first-generation graduates who participated in internships were as likely as non-underrepresented, non-Pell and continuing generation students to secure employment offers.

“We’ve made it a priority to help all students secure internships – powerful and inspiring learning experiences that bolster students’ academic and career development,” said Joe O’Shea, associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies. “By making internships possible for every student, we are helping ensure that FSU graduates continue to be highly sought after for their talent and professional acumen. We’re grateful for the thousands of alumni and partners who help provide these learning opportunities for our students.”

The Princeton Review also included FSU in the Top 20 among public schools for Best Alumni Networks at No. 14, up two spots from the previous year.

For more information, visit princetonreview.com.