Press Release for Friday, September 12, 2014
College Factual Ranks UNF Among ‘Best Colleges’ Nationwide
Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
The University of North Florida has been ranked among the best colleges nationwide in a new ranking, recently published in USA Today, by the College Factual, a trusted online resource
that uses customizable
tools and outcomes-based rankings systems to guide students through the college
The University is ranked as one of
the best colleges in Florida for the money and among the best colleges in the
state. UNF was ranked No. 10 statewide as one of the “Best Colleges for the
Money” and No. 20 as one of the “Overall Best Colleges” in the state.
recognition comes on the heels of UNF receiving several other national
designations, including Best Regional University, Best Online Programs and Best
Online Graduate Education Program, all by U.S. News & World Report, Best in
the Southeast and Best Value College, both by Princeton Review, and Top Florida
College for Return on Investment by The College Database, to name a few.
“We take great pride in being nationally
recognized as one of the best universities in Florida and for being recognized
as delivering an exceptional education at an exceptional value,” said UNF
President John Delaney.
College Factual ranked 1,400
colleges and used
a number of outcomes-based factors
to determine the ranking, which includes both research universities and liberal
arts colleges. Some important data points are how well the institution retains
and graduates students, the boost in expected earnings, the percentage of
full-time teachers and the average student loan default rate.
The rankings also looked
at the quality and average cost of each college. For more information, visit
“We publish a variety of college rankings to get students
and parents focused on key factors they need to consider when choosing a
school,” said Bill Phelan, College Factual CEO.
Factual is an online portal designed to assist prospective college students,
parents, guidance counselors and others involved in the college selection
process. By offering unique data-driven insights and tools that help dissect
the enormous amounts of data available for institutions of higher education,
College Factual simplifies the all-important act of choosing the best school
for each individual student in terms of cost, value and personal fit.
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.