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Florida named #1 in the country for higher education

UNF grad hugging another UNF gradFlorida was named the top state in the country for higher education by U.S. News & World Report. It has held the ranking for seven years. 

The University of North Florida is proud to be one of the state's 12 public universities.

For the rankings, U.S. News & World Report considered such metrics as four-year graduation rates, cost of in-state tuition and fees and the level of debt students carry at graduation.   

Florida continues to rank No. 1 for having the lowest tuition and fees. 

Read more on the Florida State University System website.  

The University of North Florida is a nationally ranked university located on a beautiful 1,381-acre campus in Jacksonville surrounded by nature. Serving nearly 17,000 students, UNF features six colleges of distinction with innovative programs in high-demand fields. UNF students receive individualized attention from faculty and gain valuable real-world experience engaging with community partners. A top public university, UNF prepares students to make a difference in Florida and around the globe. Learn more at