Provost Sally McRorie

Gov. DeSantis celebrates FSU’s historic rise to No. 18 in national rankings

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials joined President John Thrasher, longtime faculty, key administrators and staff members, and high-achieving students at Florida State University’s historic Dodd Hall Monday morning to celebrate FSU’s ascent to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. FSU vaulted eight spots in […]

Florida State University joins nation’s Top 20

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 18 Among Public Universities Florida State University soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25. It’s the greatest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings […]

Florida State lands Top 10 spot on Kiplinger’s best values list

Florida State University offers a high-quality 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 cracked the Top 10 of Kiplinger’s annual list of Best Values in Public Colleges, moving up five spots to No. 9 from the publication’s previous rankings. “We are […]

Graduates celebrate achievements, mark historic firsts during FSU spring commencement

Florida State University graduates celebrated important milestones and reflected on moments of triumph and tragedy during four spring commencement ceremonies over the weekend. More than 6,500 students graduated this spring with over 5,500 graduates participating in the ceremonies held Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. FSU President […]

Leading the way to student success: How FSU’s data-driven approach is turning heads across the nation

More Florida State University students than ever are graduating in four years, but the university’s upward trajectory in student success hasn’t happened overnight.    As a result of careful and strategic investments over the past two decades, Florida State’s four-year graduation rate is No. 1 in the state of Florida and one of the best in the nation.   Of the freshmen who entered the […]

Florida State Graduate School applications and enrollment reach historic levels

Applications for graduate education — and graduate student enrollment — at Florida State University are on the rise. Application numbers are up 11 percent over the Graduate School’s record high of 8,749 applications in 2012. The total number of applications — more than 9,700 — received in Fall 2018 also represents a 26 percent increase over those submitted […]

Florida State launches new Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters gathered for a powerful evening of reflection and inspiration at the Dunlap Champions Club Thursday, Nov. 1. The event launched a new institute dedicated to the study of civil rights in America and the promotion of social change. The new FSU Civil Rights Institute is the […]

FSU Panama City campus tentatively set to reopen Oct. 29

Florida State University tentatively plans to reopen its Panama City campus and resume face-to-face classes Monday, Oct. 29. “Reopening our campus is an important part of helping Panama City recover from Hurricane Michael,” said Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City. “Great things were happening in Panama City before the storm, and Panama City will come back even […]

Florida State launches new Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University will launch its new Civil Rights Institute with an inaugural event on Thursday, Nov. 1, featuring acclaimed civil rights speaker Desmond Meade. The institute is an interdisciplinary endeavor created by the Office of the Provost, FSU Libraries, the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, the College of Social Sciences and Public […]

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 […]