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Monday, September 09, 2019

Who Cares About Football - FSU Cracks The Top 20

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This message to all Florida State University students, faculty and staff is approved by President John Thrasher.
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Dear FSU Family,
A few years ago, Florida State University set out to be recognized as one of the Top 25 public universities in America.  Today, I’m thrilled to share the exciting news that U.S. News and World Report has ranked FSU No. 18 among all public universities in the country!  We jumped 25 spots over the past five years — eight places in the past year alone!  That’s an incredible accomplishment!
We’re one of the fastest rising universities in the nation — and that’s because our faculty, staff and students demonstrate a commitment to excellence every day.  This ranking clearly reflects the tremendous value Florida State University places on student success.  Thanks to investments by the Florida Legislature, the Florida Board of Governors and our generous donors, we have been able to implement a variety of strategic initiatives, including hiring more faculty, offering smaller classes and reducing the faculty-student ratio.  As a result, our students are achieving at the highest levels and graduating in four years at a rate that is higher than any other university in Florida and is among the Top 10 in the nation.
We have achieved this recognition together, and I want to thank every member of our community for the role each of you has played.  As a token of our appreciation, we will close the university Friday, Oct. 25, to allow faculty, staff and students to celebrate our success as we kick off FSU Homecoming weekend.  I hope to see all of you at the parade!
As we look toward the future, let’s keep reaching higher!  I truly believe there are no limits to what we can accomplish when we work together!


John Thrasher
© Florida State University 2019

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