Rankings and Recognition

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USFSP is ranked at #24 in the nation among Southern Regional Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

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Yahoo Finance.com ranks USFSP among its “Top 105 Smartest Colleges” in the country.


The USFSP College of Business is accredited by AACSB International for both business and accounting, a double distinction held by only 1% of business schools globally.

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EnvironmentalScience.org ranks USFSP #14 among its Top Environmental Science Schools in the nation.

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Affordable Schools.net ranks USFSP at #23 in the 25 Most Exclusive Public Bachelor’s Colleges by Admission Rate.

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CollegeChoice.net ranks USFSP’s MBA program #3 in its list of “Best Online MBA Programs in Florida, 2016.”

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Best Schools.org ranks the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at #34 among its “50 Best Online MBA Programs.”

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In 2011, USFSP earned the university-wide classification for Community Engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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USFSP students have unparalleled opportunities to engage in research and internships including positions with the White House, NASA, the Smithsonian  and corporate and community leaders.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at #15 in the nation and #2 in Florida for its Online MBA Program. It is ranked #1 the state for its Online MBA for Veterans.

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The Kate Teideman College of Business is ranked 36th among the global top 100 schools for integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into the MBA program. USFSP is the only Florida institution on the list, which is compiled by the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes research survey.


In 2014, entrepreneur Kate Tiedemann donated $10 million to name the USFSP College of Business.