–By Maydel Santana for FIU News
FIU programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.
The new rankings placed FIU as the second university in the nation for international business and 12th for social mobility.
“These rankings confirm that many of the improvements we have made over the last few years are having an important impact on our students and how others view our programs,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “The social mobility ranking makes us particularly proud.”
FIU ranks 105th among public universities.
“Our goal remains to be among the top 50 public universities in the nation within five years,” said FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton. “To get there, we have to continue to improve our overall student success performance and the individual program rankings. I know our work will pay off in the long-run.”
Earlier this year, the Florida Board of Governors designated FIU as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University” and the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranks FIU R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity. For the first time, FIU has surpassed $200 million in annual research expenditures.
The College of Business’ undergraduate international business program ranked second in the nation. The program moved up four slots from the previous year above universities such as New York University, Georgetown and UC Berkley.
The College of Engineering & Computing also moved up in the rankings to number 95 among public universities, up from 98 last year. Several undergraduate degree programs within engineering were also ranked individually and placed among the best, including Biomedical/Bioengineering which ranked number 41 in the nation.
Earlier this year, FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences and FIU College of Law ranked in the top 50 among public universities. In total, 15 FIU programs are ranked among the top 50 in public universities and 35 programs are ranked in the top 100.
“I congratulate our students, faculty and staff who are working hard and making FIU and our community a better place for all of us,” Rosenberg said.