UWF Rises To Second In Florida For Performance

June 14, 2019

The Florida Board of Governors named the University of West Florida as a top-performing public university for the third consecutive year, with UWF securing a spot in the top two.

The University earned 94 points out of the 100-point scale in the Board’s performance-based funding model results from the 2018-19 academic year. UWF scored its highest point total in the six-year history of the metrics and finished one point behind the University of Florida. The distinction for UWF comes one month after the U.S. News & World Report ranked the Florida State University System No. 1 in the country for the third consecutive year.

“We are a top-ranked university in the best university system in the country,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “Once again, UWF has distinguished itself as a leader in higher education. This ranking is a testament to our hard-working students, faculty and staff and our no limits approach to education.”

Under the performance funding model, the Board of Governors scores Florida’s 11 public universities based on 10 metrics designed to incentivize university excellence and improvement. These metrics establish a minimum acceptable level of performance on issues including graduation and retention rates.

Pictured:  The University of West Florida  celebrated a significant milestone at the Fall 2018 Commencement last December, awarding the 100,000th degree since the institution opened in 1967. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


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