What Others Are Saying ...

A university's rankings, accolades and acknowledgements help to illustrate its overall quality and value. This list is provided to help prospective students, parents, school counselors, STEM educators and employers alike make informed decisions about applying to, enrolling in, or in another way partnering with Florida Tech.

  • Rankings relate to our academic standing and come from research and methodology of authoritative thought-leaders in higher education.
  • Accolades are special awards from prestigious companies who recognize our achievements in areas other than academics.
  • Acknowledgments are recognitions of merit in areas that are interesting and fun.   

(Of course, if you want to see if Florida Tech is the right college for you, the best way is to visit!)


U.S. News and World Report ranks Florida Tech a Tier 1 Best National University

  • Second-highest ranked private National University in Florida
  • #1 national university for fostering international student experiences
  • Among the nation's A-plus schools for B students

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Times Higher Education ranks Florida Tech in Top 200 Universities in the World

  • One of only three universities in Florida ranked in Top 200
  • Noted for a score of 99 out of a possible 100 in the citations category, making it #10 in the world for citations

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U.S. News and World Report cites Florida Tech for online bachelor’s degree programs

  • In the top 50

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The Princeton Review recognizes Florida Tech as one of the best colleges in the Southeast

  • Only 139 institutions recommended
  • Rated by students

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Fiske Guide to Colleges ranks Florida Tech among top universities nationwide and in Florida

  • Ranked in several categories including top engineering schools and top technical institutes
  • One of just nine public and private schools chosen in Florida

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U.S. News and World Report names Florida Tech among Best Colleges for Veterans

  • At #39 of 234 ranked schools
  • Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program and is certified for Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

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Forbes ranks Florida Tech 391 among 650 of the top colleges in the United States

  • Florida Tech has climbed the list from 550 in 2010
  • Rankings based on five categories: post graduate success, student satisfaction, debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards


Forbes ranks Florida Tech as one of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges in the U.S. (#33)

  • Based on the number of alumni and students who identify as founders and business owners on LinkedIn, adjusted for school size

2014 2015

Florida Tech recognized for graduates’ salaries by PayScale.com

  • In first place among Florida universities for mid-career median salaries
  • Florida Tech is #21 of 162 universities in the Southeast—both public and private

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Bloomberg Businessweek acclaims Florida Tech as “Best College for Return on Investment in Florida”

  • Nationally ranked 161 among 853 universities for annualized ROI
  • Reflects what incoming students can expect from their investment

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The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac 2012 lists Florida Tech as #3 out of the 20 fastest-growing campuses

  • Grew from fall 2000 enrollment of 4,248 to fall 2010 enrollment of 8,985
  • Included on the list were Drexel University, Cornell University, Georgetown University and Rice University

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Florida Tech is recognized for their contribution to public good by the Washington Monthly

  • Evaluation based on social mobility, research and service
  • Assisted 51 local and national non-profit organizations in the past year

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G.I. Jobs recognizes Florida Tech as a Military Friendly School

  • In recognition of efforts to support American veterans and current service members as students
  • Florida Tech is among the top 20 percent

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Florida Tech is acknowledged by the U.S. President’s Community Service Honor Roll

  • Seven consecutive years in a row to be nationally recognized
  • In the year 2012, students, staff and faculty contributed to over 18,600 community and campus service hours

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Superscholar.org ranked Florida Tech’s College of Business in the nation’s top Online MBA programs

  • 2013 Smart Choice Best Online MBA Ranking
  • Online MBA program ranked 7 out of top 25

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Surfing Channel names Florida Tech ‘Great for Studious Surfer’

  • Ranked Florida Tech #6 among the Top 10 best colleges for surfers
  • #1 among Florida collegiate teams, the university is just a few miles away from choice Spanish House and Bonsteel Park surfing sites
  • The Space Coast surf trained 11-time world champion Kelly Slater

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Collegechoice.net ranked Florida Tech among the ‘50 Best Colleges for Summer School’

  • Ranked Florida Tech #49 among the Top 50 best colleges for summer school

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Bestcollegereviews.org ranked Florida Tech among the ‘25 Colleges with the Best Weather’

  • Ranked Florida Tech #15 among the Top 25 colleges with the best weather

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