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FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF
Florida Institute of Technology is a top
national university and among the elite
schools in Florida, according to the 2023
Best Colleges rankings from U.S. News &
The magazine assessed an all-time high
of 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting
institutions on 17 measures of academic
quality, including retention and graduation
rates, peer assessment surveys, class
sizes, and faculty compensation. From
that long list, the magazine ended up
ranking 443 national universities, and for
the 13th consecutive year, Florida Tech
was part of that list, coming in at No. 202.
In the Sunshine State, Florida Tech was No.
8 among all 79 Florida-based colleges and
universities ranked by the magazine. It was
No. 2 among the nine private universities
in the state ranked by the magazine.
Florida Tech was included among the top
212 national undergraduate engineering
programs at schools with doctoral degrees,
moving up 12 spots from 2022 to No. 150.
In the Best Value Schools category, Florida
Tech was fourth among the 10 ranked
Florida schools, ahead of University of
Miami, University of Central Florida and
others, and 95th nationally out of 223
The private, accredited research-intensive
university in Melbourne is the only
independent technological university in
the Southeastern United States.
Florida Tech is committed to providing
its culturally diverse student body a
high-quality education in the sciences,
engineering, technology, business,
psychology, liberal arts, aviation and
The university’s hands-on approach
to education includes a cooperative
education program, field research projects,
capstone experiences, countless research
opportunities and job and internship
connections at major employers like
Northrop Grumman Corp., NASA-Kennedy
Space Center, L3Harris Technologies Inc.,
SpaceX, Embraer and more.
Florida Tech alumni go on to become
visionary engineers, scientists, aviators,
innovators, business leaders, educators,
athletes and astronauts.
EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE
Eastern Florida State College, a leading
institution of higher education in Florida,
is known for its affordability, personalized
instruction and high graduation rates.
The college has four campuses in Titusville,
Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay, along
with Eastern Florida Online. Classes are
available in-person, online and in a flexible
mixture of both that can be tailored to
students’ individual needs.
EFSC offers more than 100 degrees and
programs, including 25 bachelor degree
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tracks in business, health care, computer
technology and education.
There are also two-year associate of arts
and associate in science degrees along
with one-year certification programs.
Many programs offer internships and
apprenticeships, with students who
participate often having a job waiting
for them upon graduation.
Robust student services provide tutoring
and other help to ensure that students
succeed. Financial aid and scholarships are
readily available while new facilities provide
state-of-the-art learning opportunities.
A rich collegiate experience also awaits with
student housing, nationally ranked athletic
teams and a host of clubs and activities.
Webster University Melbourne provides
undergraduate and graduate education
online and in-person.
Founded in 1915, Webster University is
a private, nonprofit institution of higher
learning with campus presences in North
America, Europe and Asia.
With web-enhanced classroom options, 50
plus U.S. locations and five convenient start
times per year, programs reflect students’
evolving needs. Because of Webster’s
military and corporate locations around
the world, students are immersed in a
vibrant and unique learning experience.
EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE