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Who’s the highest-paid employee at Florida State University?

Florida State University

More than 648 people at Florida State University make more than $100,000 a year. That doesn’t include FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher’s $4.1 million salary, but goes to show that it’s good to work for university. According to the State University System of Florida’s spring 2014 data, FSU has some of the highest-paid employees within the Sunshine State’s higher-education ... Read More »

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering: A tale of two universities

FSU College of Engineering

Enrollment, graduation numbers going in different directions at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Yaw Yeboah, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, has been preaching a message of unity since the moment he arrived in Tallahassee almost two years ago. “Two universities, one college, twice the opportunities,” Yeboah has said time and again. But the numbers, at least on their surface, ... Read More »

Funding issues loom for state universities

Florida State University

The 2013 session produced landmark legislation for Florida State and University of Florida, as lawmakers and the governor signed off on a bill creating preeminent universities. FSU and UF are on track to receive an additional $15 million for five consecutive years as each pursues its goal of climbing higher in the national rankings. It’s very possible, however, that during ... Read More »

Graduation and retention rates up at Florida universities

Florida's higher education

A new report shows the state university system’s graduation rate is still strong. Florida ranks third compared to the ten largest public university systems. The Florida Board of Governors’ Annual Accountability Report says the state university system is graduating more students in a timely manner. “It makes me more confident in the fact that I’m going to be successful.” Says, ... Read More »

It’s tougher to gain admission to Florida’s universities

University of North Florida

It’s getting tougher for freshmen to enter the University of North Florida, mainly because the competition for first-year spots is getting stiffer. In recent years, all of Florida’s public universities have increased the minimum grade-point average requirement for admission. At the same time, the universities have received applicants with higher GPAs and college test scores than ever before. Increased competition ... Read More »

US: Universities will freeze tuition for more state money

University presidents pledged not to increase tuition next year if the Legislature agrees to plow another $118 million into the State University System’s budget. But leaders at the University of Florida and Florida State University would not pledge to stop pushing for legislation that would allow them to increase tuition by virtually unlimited amounts. The “Aim Higher” initiative, unveiled at ... Read More »

FIU will have highest tuition among Florida universities

Florida International University will have the highest undergraduate tuition among the state’s public universities — $4,669 per year for a normal course load — as a result of increases approved by the Board of Governors, according to figures released by the State University System. The board approved in-state tuition increases ranging from 9 percent to 15 percent for the 11 ... Read More »

Florida universities rank high in presidential pay

Florida’s universities trail the nation when it comes to state funding and academic rankings, but they do score high in one area: pay for their top leaders. The median pay for presidents of the eight research universities in Florida was $510,000 during 2010-11 school year, compared to $421,000 nationally, according to an analysis released by the “Chronicle of Higher Education,” ... Read More »

Florida: state university system degree can mean huge boost in lifetime earnings

A new economic study suggests that having a degree from one of Florida’s 11 state universities can be a financial lifesaver — equivalent to more than $1 million in a worker’s lifetime earnings. The State University System’s Board of Governors requested the economic study to update earlier figures, said Alan Hodges, an extension scientist with the University of Florida’s Institute ... Read More »

Will UF be given greater autonomy?

University of Florida President Bernie Machen is calling for his university to be treated differently than other state institutions and given more freedom, but Machen is open to those universities getting the same opportunity based on their performance. Machen’s effort comes as major public universities from Louisiana to Oregon have pushed, with varying success, to be given greater autonomy from ... Read More »

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