Washington Monthly and U.S. News & World Report both recently ranked New College of Florida highly on lists concerning college rankings.
Officials at the school say the good news comes at an exciting time for the college, which welcomed its largest class of freshman ever in 2016.
In the Washington Monthly ranking, New College ranks 20th among all liberal arts colleges in the United States—and first among public liberal arts colleges.
The magazine looks at outcomes like how much a college does to help low-income students excel, and how many students perform public service, and how many go on to attain advanced degrees – a measure of how they help build “the next generation of scientists and PhDs.”
On the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2016” edition, New College ranked as the No. 5 public liberal arts college in the nation. It marks the 12th consecutive year New College has been listed in the top six public liberal arts colleges nationwide.
The magazine also listed New College as a great financial deal for students and their families. New College ranked 7th nationwide for “Least Debt” among all liberal arts colleges. New College’s 2015 graduates owed just $14,929 on average.