To establish the rankings, U.S. News & World Report surveyed 393 schools with 253 providing the necessary data to be included. Standings were determined based on 10 weighted quality measures under four key categories: quality assessment (40 percent), research activity (30 percent), student selectivity (18 percent) and faculty resources (12 percent).
Beyond rankings, momentum continues to build at the college. Guided by a unified vision to transform education, current initiatives are aimed at widely improving outcomes for all learners and enacting solutions for society’s most pressing issues.
Technology presents challenges and opportunities in education and beyond. Through the now forming Institute of Advanced Learning Technologies, UF researchers are working at the intersection of data mining, computational psychometrics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, to address existing and future implications in a variety of learning environments.
Other key areas of impact for the college are Early Learning, Student Success and Leadership. The confluence of these initiatives brings together contributors at all levels in transdisciplinary collaborations that result in positive, real-world impact.
“Reflecting on the past year, it is clear the college’s impact is not simply measured by our high rankings, our ambitious research agendas, or our talented faculty,” Good said. “Our true impact is achieved when we work together collaboratively to make the state and world better for everyone.”