Here’s How Florida Grad Schools Rank Among Top Programs: US News

U.S. News & World Report has released its rankings of the best grad schools for 2020. See how Florida schools ranked.

By Paul Scicchitano, Patch Staff  | Updated 

MIAMI, FL — U.S. News & World Report has released its 2020 rankings of the best graduate schools in the country and a number of Florida schools made the annual list.

The rankings for 2020 evaluate programs in business, law, medicine, engineering, education and nursing, according to U.S. News. The publication explained the rankings are unique for each field.

U.S. News says government data shows that both master’s’-level and doctorate-level jobs are forecast to increase in the near future.

“Whether you’re looking to pursue a degree in law, medicine or business, the best graduate schools rankings offer the in-depth data and information you need to start your search,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News. “You can compare data on factors that most interest you — whether that’s how many law students pass the bar and are employed at graduation, or the student-faculty ratio and research expenditures at engineering schools.”

Here’s how Florida schools ranked for each program evaluated by U.S. News:

Business

Here’s how Florida schools ranked for full-time MBAs:

  • University of Florida ranked 25th
  • Florida State University came in 79th
  • University of South Florida ranked 95th

Below are the top schools for full-time MBA:

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) (1)
Stanford University (2)
University of Chicago (Booth) (3)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) (3)
Harvard University (3)

Law

Here’s how Florida schools ranked for law:

  • University of Florida came in 31st
  • Florida State University ranked 48th
  • University of Miami ranked 67th
  • Florida International University finished 91st
  • Stetson University ranked 104th

Below are the top schools for law:

Yale University (1)
Stanford University (2)
Harvard University (3)

Medical

Here’s how Florida schools ranked for medical research:

  • University of Florida ranked 43rd
  • University of Miami was tied at 52nd
  • University of South Florida was tied at 52nd
  • University of Central Florida ranked 88th

Below are the top schools for medical research:

Harvard University (1)
Johns Hopkins University (2)
University of Pennsylvania (3)
Stanford University (3)

Engineering

Here’s how Florida schools ranked for engineering:

  • University of Florida ranked 45th
  • University of Central Florida came in at 75th
  • University of South Florida finished 89th
  • University of Miami finished 95th
  • Florida State University was tied at 111th
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University also ranked 111th
  • Florida International University finished 141st

Below are the top schools for engineering:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1)
Stanford University (2)
University of California-Berkeley (3)

Nursing

Here’s how Florida schools ranked for nursing:

  • University of Miami ranked 28th
  • University of South Florida came in 41st
  • Florida Atlantic University ranked 49th
  • Florida International University finished 56th
  • University of Central Florida ranked 61st
  • Barry University came in at 103rd
  • University of Tampa finished 162nd
  • Nova Southeastern University ranked 189th

Below are the top schools for nursing:

Johns Hopkins University (1)
Duke University (2)
University of Pennsylvania (3)

Education

Here’s how Florida schools ranked for education:

  • University of Florida ranked 25th
  • Florida State University finished 39th
  • University of Miami came in 75th
  • University of Central Florida ranked 78th
  • University of South Florida came in 85th
  • Florida International University ranked 134th
  • Florida Atlantic University finished 157th

Below are the top schools for education:

Harvard University (1)
University of Pennsylvania (2)
University of California-Los Angeles (3)
Stanford University (3)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (3)

U.S. News says in its methodology that the rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions and “statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.” Statistical indicators include inputs like admission test scores and outputs like starting salaries. (You can read the full methodology here.)

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