Florida Poly ranks as Top 20 public engineering program nationwide

The University also ranks #1 public college in Southeast for 3rd straight year

Sep 18, 2023
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Florida Polytechnic University was nationally ranked a Top 20 public engineering program without a Ph.D. by U.S. News and World Report. The University also was ranked the No. 1 public college in the Southeast for third year in a row.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Florida Polytechnic University a top 20-public engineering program without a Ph.D. in the nation, as part of its 2023-2024 Best Colleges list released today. The University was also ranked the No. 1 public college in the Southeast Region for the third consecutive year.

Here’s a full list of Florida Poly’s U.S. News rankings

  • Top 20 public engineering program without a Ph.D. in the country (a jump of eight spots from last year)
  • No. 1 public college in the South
  • No. 2 college in the South among public and private institutions
  • No. 2 best value public college in the South (combines affordability and academic performance)
  • No. 1 college for veterans in the South

“It’s very exciting to see Florida Poly continuing to gain ground nationally as a top provider of core STEM education,” said Dr. Randy K. Avent, Florida Poly’s president. “We’re just about to wrap up our first decade as Florida’s only public all-STEM university, and the remarkable accomplishments our students and alumni are having in industry are evidence that our strong curriculum and deliberately small classes provide incredible value and great success.” 

“As an institution whose degrees granted are 100% STEM, these rankings show our institution is fulfilling the mission intended by the state at its inception, which was to become a top destination for applied science and engineering education that helps fuel Florida’s economy,” added Dr. Terry Parker, Florida Poly’s provost. 

The U.S. News rankings reflect Florida Poly’s continued growth and rising reputation. The University just kicked off its 10th year with an academically impressive fall 2023 incoming class, which included increased enrollment of graduate and transfer students. The University also recently expanded its academic offerings by adding two new degrees – civil engineering and industrial engineering – to strengthen the curriculum’s alignment with industry needs.

Florida Poly’s exponential growth on campus is another factor that showcases its success. A third student residence hall is being built to be ready by fall 2024, Fortune 500 company IFF will open its new citrus innovation center next spring as Florida Poly’s first high-tech partner on campus, and a new engineering building will soon begin construction. These new buildings will be in addition to the state-of-the-art Applied Research Center, a 90,000 square-foot academic facility that opened its doors last year, substantially expanding the University’s research capabilities. 

“In the short history of Florida Poly, so much has been achieved. The University has been recognized now, not once, but year over year, for the excellence of its academic programs, student outcomes, and affordability,” said Dee Voss, interim vice provost for enrollment management at the University. “Rankings tell only a small part of the outstanding Florida Poly story. It’s an exciting time to be a part of this amazing institution.” 


Lydia Guzmán
Director of Communications