Florida's one of the top colleges in the country for the upcoming school year – the news isn't as good in our state after UF
Bottom Line: Money's annual college rankings for the upcoming school year are out for the 2018-2019 school year and there are no shortage of big takeaways for parents and students. Money's annual rankings consider 2700 colleges across 27 data points and are sourced in conjunction with PayScale.com. The top five for the upcoming year are...
#5: University of California – Las Angeles
#4: University of California – Berkeley
#3: University of Michigan
#2: CUNY Bernard College (NY)
#1: Princeton University
As for schools closer to home... Once again UF is the top ranked in Florida and it's not even close. Here's the scorecard...
#18 overall (places UF in the 99%+ percentile)
$15,800 average net cost for the year
Average SAT/ACT scores for students - 1270/29
Average early earnings after graduation - $49,800 per year
You have to dig a bit to find the next Florida school. At #251 you'll find Flordia State. That still places FSU in the top 90% of colleges, it's just a big jump down from the top 99%+. That being said it is far better than most and here are some of the particulars...
$18,000 average net cost for the year
Average SAT/ACT scores for students - 1210/28
Average early earnings after graduation - $44,100
When you compare side-by-side with UF you'll quickly see the differences as to why UF ranks so high. Next up at #277 is the University of Miami.