While the University of Florida and Florida State University moving up the ranks garnered most of the attention in the Sunshine State, another school in the state made its mark in the newest U.S News and World Report’s rankings of the best colleges in the nation.
Palm Beach Atlantic University made its debut in the ranks as it was included in the second tier of national universities,
“Based on a reclassification in 2018 of Palm Beach Atlantic, the university moved from the regional to the national rankings, which assess institutions offering doctoral and professional programs, and conducting a high level of research,” the school noted.
“Launching our 51st year, PBA is steadfast in our mission to enlighten minds, enrich souls and extend hands in service,” said Palm Beach Atlantic President William M.B. Fleming, Jr. “As South Florida’s premier Christ-first university, we are grateful for our strong enrollment, sound financial footing and growing numbers of alumni who excel in their workplaces and communities.”
The school ranked 165 in the list of “Top Schools for Social Mobility” and placed 98th among pharmacy schools.
With more than 50 undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees offered in West Palm Beach, in Orlando and online, PBA has just under 4,000 students and more than 16,000 alumni. There are more than 170 faculty members teaching at PBA. Last year, the university noted it adds more than $400 million to the local economy.