New College produces some mighty results.

If you don’t mind, we need to brag a bit – because for a tiny school, New College produces some mighty results.

New College produces some mighty results

Year after year, we consistently attract the attention of the most prestigious arbiters of excellence in higher education, resulting in top national rankings from the likes of U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Kiplingers and The Princeton Review. We try not to put too much emphasis on these rankings, which are subject to a lot of variables, but it’s very nice when we make the top tier.

In the fast-paced, dynamic world economy in which we live, a well-trained mind never goes obsolete. And that’s where we excel. New College’s diverse curriculum in the liberal arts teaches students how to learn and master whatever is put in front of them. Perhaps that’s why our alums are so successful in graduate school and in building professional careers.

We recently polled 1,500 alumni to learn what they’ve been up to since graduation.  The results are clear — New College graduates find immediate and lasting success.

Life after New College

Nearly 96 percent of recent New College graduates are employed in the workforce or enrolled in continuing education.

The rest are engaged in volunteer efforts, serving in the military, or searching for their next opportunity.

Preparing for the Working World

A liberal arts education at New College of Florida equips you for success in the real world.

median salaries

Our graduates are above-average earners over time

Within six years, New College graduates earn a median salary of $65,000 — nearly double the median salary of $32,790 in the state of Florida!

By matching a strong liberal arts education with career services (through the Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity), New College provides a lasting foundation for a lifetime of success. But you don’t have to take our word for it:

A Liberal Arts Degree is More Important Than Ever (Forbes).
Why I Was Wrong About Liberal Arts Majors (Wall Street Journal).
The Value of a Liberal Arts Education (The Hechinger Report).

WoRth noting:

The national median salary for adults age 25-29 with baccalaureate degrees is $45,040.

The median salary for all 23-year-olds is $19,700. The median for 29-year-olds is $35,500 (U.S. Census data).

The impact of an outstanding education

91 percent of alumni say New College has had a positive impact on their personal enrichment.

New College Prepares You For Life

Jesse White, the owner of Sarasota Architectural Salvage, says his New College experience prepared him for life as an entrepreneur. …

Opportunities Await

Connections with the faculty, small class sizes and chemistry are just a few of the reason New College of Florida …

students who go on to earn doctoral degrees

Continuing education

Within six years, 80 percent of New College graduates continue their education and 44 percent earn at least one additional degree. Even more remarkably, New College is the nation’s top public college for producing the highest percentage of undergraduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s!

Top Ph.D.-producing public colleges (2012-2017)


1. New College of Florida18.1%
2. New Mexico Inst. of Mining & Tech9.5%
3. College of William & Mary8.9%
4. UC-Berkeley7.9%
5. Colorado School of Mines7.8%
6. LSU of Alexandria7.4%
7. University of Virginia6.5%
8. St. Mary’s College of Maryland6.2%
9. University of Michigan6.1%
10. Georgia Tech5.9%