Florida ranks No.1 state for higher education

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For the seventh year, the Sunshine State has been ranked number one in higher education by U.S. News & World Report.


The report used data from higher education, such as graduation rates, debt at graduation, tuition costs, and more.

Education Commissioner Manny Diaz said other states should follow the Florida education model.

“Thank you to the leadership of Governor DeSantis and Florida’s outstanding teachers and students who made this recognition possible. While we are proud of this accomplishment, we will continue to multiply our efforts to solidify Florida’s reputation as the Education State,” Diaz said.

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According to the report, Florida has the nation’s lowest higher education in-state tuition and fees. Also, college graduates in the state had less debt at graduation than the national average by nearly $5,000.

Florida was also ranked No. 14 for its pre-K-12 system based on high school graduation rate, preschool enrollment, and National Assessment of Educational Progress results.

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Here are the top 5 states for higher education, following Florida at the top:

1. Florida

2. Washington

3. California

4. Colorado

5. Wyoming

To view the full report, click here.

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