New College of Florida Receives National Awards for High Student Voter Turnout

From Sarasota Magazine.  com  November 12, 2019

In last year’s election, 64.2 percent of the New College student body voted, compared to 29.3 percent in 2014.

New College of Florida received several national awards from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, in recognition of the college’s high level of student voting during the 2018 election. Nearly two-thirds of New College students voted in the 2018 election, more than doubling campus voter turnout from 2014. At a ceremony at the Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C., New College was honored with two 2019 ALL IN Champion Awards, one for the highest overall student voting rate of all participating campuses and one for the highest undergraduate voting rate of all participating campuses. More than 60 institutions enrolling 6 million students are participating in the ALL IN Challenge. In last year’s election, 64.2 percent of the New College student body voted, compared to 29.3 percent in 2014—reflecting a nationwide trend of significantly higher voter turnout on college campuses.

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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