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America's Best Colleges

FIU is the No. 29 university in the nation and the fourth-ranked public university, according to the America’s Best Colleges 2024 rankings published on

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#4 Public University

Empowering Student Success

FIU is committed to excellence in student success, research and teaching, regardless of the challenges.

Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - Undergraduate Teaching 2022-2023

Top 10 in undergraduate teaching
among public universities


Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - Most Innovative 2022-2023

Top 15 in innovation
among public universities



Top of the Class

FIU graduate programs across the academic spectrum are ranked in the TOP 50 among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released in 2024.

  • #2International MBA
  • #2Global Policy
  • #8Homeland Security
  • #11Part-time Law Programs
  • #15Local Government Management
  • #16Urban Policy
  • #18International Law
  • #18Trial Advocacy
  • #18Public Finance
  • #21Nursing Master's Degree
  • #30Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • #33Nursing Anesthesia
  • #35Public Health
  • #36Legal Writing
  • #37Law Schools
  • #38Public Affairs
  • #48Occupational Therapy
  • #49Environmental Law
  • #49Primary Care Medicine

Top 50 U.S. News Rankings

  • #2 Undergraduate International Business
  • #9Undergraduate Teaching: Public Universities
  • #11Part-time Law Program

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FIU named top 10 nationally in the economic return of graduates’ investment in a college degree.

By Degree Choices

Excellence in Research

Highest Research Activity

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranked FIU R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity.

Preeminent Research

The Florida Board of Governors designated FIU as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University.”