Yearly lists of top colleges in the nation are published each year by national magazines such as Forbes and USA Today. Florida.com also publishes an annual list of top colleges in Florida.
Ranking lists use information about tuition costs, student population sizes and graduation rates to determine the best colleges. In 2015, the University of Florida in Gainesville was ranked the number one college in Florida by both Forbes and USA Today. The University of Miami was ranked second on both lists. Florida State University in Tallahassee, Rollins College in Winter Park, New College of Sarasota and the University of Central Florida in Orlando are other highly ranked schools in Florida.