Elena Key / Staff Writer
FIU ranked 78 among public universities in the U.S., according to the U.S. News and World Report 2022 National University Ranking.
This places the University 17 spots ahead of last year’s ranking.
“Our ascent represents the largest jump among Florida universities and third in the nation among public universities,” wrote FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg in an email to the university community.
The university also placed among the top five public universities for social mobility. The university’s undergraduate international business program placed second in the nation.
Screenshot from FIU email announcing national rankings. Elena Key / PantherNOW
Additionally, FIU increased in six-year graduation rates by about 61 percent, which marks 18 percent more than last year’s. This is largely attributed to Pell Grant recipients, according to the email.
Improvements in its class size, student to faculty ratio and innovative programs also contributed to these ranks.
This year, FIU placed first in public universities in the Florida Board of Governor’s performance metrics, received MacKenzie Scott’s $40 million donation and ranks third in the nation for universities under 50 years old.
“We are focused on using research and innovation to make a difference in the lives of our learners and uplift our community,” wrote Rosenberg in the email. “And our efforts are paying off.”