FIU No. 4 best public university, according to Wall Street Journal

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FIU is the No. 29 university in the nation and the fourth-ranked public university, according to the America’s Best Colleges 2024 rankings published today on

The Wall Street Journal also ranks FIU in the top 10 overall, both for social mobility and student experience.

The rankings were compiled by The Wall Street Journal and College Pulse, in collaboration with the independent market research firm Statista. The America’s Best Colleges 2024 ranking aims to guide prospective students across the nation while recognizing the colleges doing an outstanding job in higher education. The rankings were based on:

  • Student and Alumni Survey: Over 60,000 undergraduates and recent undergraduate alumni were asked by College Pulse to provide feedback on colleges that are a great value to its students in terms of tuition, learning environment, degree completion, and the likelihood of a higher salary after graduation.
  • Student Outcomes Metrics: A variety of metrics around student outcomes were used to compare salary impact vs. similar colleges, the number of years to pay off net price, and graduation rates vs. similar colleges. An assessment of level of diversity on campus also was a part of the analysis.

“FIU is a great return on investment and this ranking is the latest indication that FIU is providing an excellent university experience, in and out of the classroom, that supports student success,” said FIU President Kenneth A. Jessell. “This is more proof that FIU is Forward-thinking, Innovative, Unstoppable.”

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