A Minority Serving Institution, Florida International University is among the nation’s top universities for student outcomes. FIU is ranked No. 4 among public universities and No. 29 overall in the 2024 Best Colleges in America ranking published on WSJ.com. The ranking emphasizes graduates’ earning potential, student debt levels, cost of attendance, and graduation rates.
FIU is a Carnegie-designated R1 research university for Very High Research Activity. The university advances research to address critical challenges in environmental resilience, health, engineering, technology, and innovation. FIU is ranked among the top 25 public universities in the nation for the number of patents and has $282 million in annual R&D expenditures (FY 2022).