New College of Florida moves up in U.S. News rankings

MANATEE — U.S. News & World Report has ranked New College of Florida the No. 4 public liberal arts college in the nation, up one position from last year, in its latest ratings.
The ranking marks the 11th consecutive year New College has been listed in the top six public liberal arts colleges nationwide. The rankings, part of the “Best Colleges 2016” edition, were released Wednesday on the magazine’s website.
New College also ranked 15th nationwide for “Least Debt” among all liberal arts colleges. New College’s 2014 graduates owed $17,553 on average.
“New College provides a tremendous and affordable education that transforms students and gives them the abilities to achieve great things, be it in arts or sciences, private industry or public service,” said New College President Don O’Shea. “We’re thrilled that the work of our students, faculty and staff are recognized in U.S. News & World Report.”