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Here’s how Florida’s undergrad business programs stack up nationally

The new Center for International Business Education Center will be housed in Florida International University’s College of Business Complex.
The new Center for International Business Education Center will be housed in Florida International University’s College of Business Complex.

The University of Florida came in at No. 30 in the top overall undergraduate business programs in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings.

Rankings are based on several factors including social mobility — the number of students qualified for the federal Pell Grant — graduation rates, faculty resources and opinions from top educators: university presidents, provosts and deans of admission. The rankings include both public and private universities.

UF had the highest ranking of Florida programs. After it came Florida State University (No. 44), University of Miami (No. 62), Florida International University and University of Central Florida (tied at No. 127), University of South Florida (No. 147), Florida Atlantic University (No. 199), University of North Florida (No. 274), Florida Gulf Coast University (No. 350), University of West Florida (No. 405) and, finally, Florida Southern College (No. 458-503).

Rankings for UM, FSU, UCF, FIU and USF all jumped several spots over last year. UF’s ranking dropped six spots.

Within the business schools, individual programs were also ranked. While FIU didn’t break the top 100 overall, its international business program grabbed the No. 6 spot, jumping four spots from the previous year.

“We are delighted to be recognized among the nation’s best undergraduate business programs,” said FIU Business Dean Joanne Li in a statement. “We are especially proud to be ranked No. 6 in international business as we continue to strengthen our position as a global leader in international business education and research.”

More rankings can be found at www.usnews.com.

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