Press Release for Monday, October 6, 2008

UNF's Coggin College Again Among 'Best' Business Schools

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

For the second consecutive year, the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida has been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features UNF’s Coggin College in the just-published 2009 edition of its “Best 296 Business Schools.”

“We are very pleased and proud to be honored once again by The Princeton Review,” said Dr. John McAllister, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF. “The College’s distinctiveness finds its source in our high-quality faculty-student interaction, our global perspective and our commitment to continuous learning.”

“Best 296 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools, which highlight academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services.

“We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these academically outstanding schools is best for them,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review doesn’t rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one business school best overall. The lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 19,000 students attending the 296 business schools profiled in the book.

Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists. Conducted during the 2007-08, 2006-07, and 2005-06 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online.

In May 2006, Coggin College had two of its programs—Transportation & Logistics and International Business—selected as UNF’s latest flagship programs. Both business programs were selected because they are of the highest caliber and each has the potential to draw talented students from around the world, tackle cutting-edge research projects and help solve problems facing today’s businesses. This recognition of excellence will allow these business programs to grow and expand.

With more than 3,800 students, the Coggin College’s mission is to educate and develop business professionals through rigorous, relevant accredited degree programs offered by faculty devoted to student learning and engaged in scholarly activities.

Since 1976, the Coggin College of Business has been accredited by AACSB—only one in five business schools are awarded the accreditation, which honors the best business schools in the world. The AACSB is the world leader in accreditation for business education.