New College improvements come at pivotal time

From the Herald Tribune, June 3, 2020

The school improved from last place in 2019 to the middle of the pack in 2020 on the state’s performance-based funding model.

New College of Florida made major strides over the last year.
Last year, the state’s smallest public university had the lowest score of all 11 schools on Florida’s annual performance-based funding scores, earning just 67 out of 100 points.
New College doesn’t give students letter grades, but at most schools, a 67 is a D.
This year, New College improved by 20 points, finishing with 87 points and ranking sixth out of 11.
“We’re tiny, but when New College focuses its efforts, we’re mighty,” said Bradley Thiessen, New College’s chief of staff.
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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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