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FAU, Palm Beach Atlantic recognized by U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings

Posted at 3:33 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 15:33:20-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A pair of Palm Beach County universities have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for their outstanding academic programs.

For the first time ever, Florida Atlantic University has landed on the list of Top Public Schools in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of the nation’s best universities.

FAU came in at #140 on the list, as well as #45 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, which rates how well colleges cater to low-income students.

"Being recognized by U.S. News & World Report in this way is a wonderful endorsement of the good work we have pursued," said FAU President John Kelly in a statement. "This is just the beginning of our ascension into the top ranks of public universities in the United States as we continue to build on our successes and focus on strategic areas of improvement."

FAU is known for its stellar programs in ocean engineering, biomedical research, nursing, accounting, entrepreneurship, arts and humanities, complex systems and brain sciences, honors education, Judaic and Holocaust studies, stochastics, and computer science and engineering.

Also in South Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic University fell into the second tier of rankings (#293 - 381) for National Universities for the first time ever.

It was also ranked #165 for Top Schools for Social Mobility, and #98 for Pharmacy Schools.

Every year, U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges and universities across the county on things like student performance, graduation rates, tuition and financial aid, student body characteristics, and student success after graduating.

To read the full report, click here.