Florida universities continued their academic climb in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings, placing five schools in the country’s top 100 public universities for the first time.
The 2019 rankings, which were released Monday, included:
--- The University of Florida moved from No. 9 to No. 8 on the list, continuing its quest to become one of the top five public research universities.
--- Florida State University jumped seven spots to No. 26, just outside its goal of reaching the top 25 public universities.