USFSP Ranks Among Nation’s Top Universities in Two New Surveys

A photo showcasing the USFSP logo on the University Student Center building at USF St. PetersburgUSF St. Petersburg is ranked No. 14 in the nation, No. 1 in Florida among Top Environmental Science Schools in new rankings published by Additionally, USFSP’s MBA program is ranked No. 3 in the state in a list of the Best MBA Programs in Florida, 2016 by These awards follow closely on the heels of U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings, in which USFSP landed among the Top 25 Southern Regional Public universities.

“These rankings can be particularly useful to parents and high school students as they consider colleges,” said Martin Tadlock, USFSP’s regional vice chancellor of Academic Affairs. “Rankings today are developed using complex methodologies and advanced technologies to gather, analyze and compare data. Prospective students can make much more informed decisions about schools, curricula and student life.”

The environmental schools rankings, which include public and private four-year institutions with 1,000 total students or more, are based on published surveys, student data, and other school and career data sources. Information was gathered from public sources as well, including the Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Schools were sorted in order of the highest percentage of total students graduating with an environmental science degree.

For the MBA program ranking, College Choice built a composite score based on a number of factors, including academic reputation, cost of attendance, student satisfaction, and early career earning potential. The data were compiled from publically available sources like NCES, IPEDS, PayScale, U.S. News & World Report, and university websites.

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked USFSP’s Online MBA program as being No. 15 in the nation, No. 2 in the state. The program scored especially well in the category of Faculty Credentials and Training, in which it tied at No. 3 nationally. USFSP’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business is dually accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International, a distinction held by just 1 percent of business schools worldwide.