Politics

Florida fails at higher education

December 3, 2008

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education released its latest report that evaluates the state’s colleges and universities. Florida didn’t do too well.

• Only 27 percent of Florida high school students take at least one upper-level science course, compared with 46 percent in the top states.

• Only 68 percent of freshmen at four-year colleges in Florida return for their sophomore year, compared with 82 percent in the top states.

• The proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree in Florida is 27 percent, 10 percentage points less than the top states. Fifteen countries, including Japan, Korea, France and Canada, also surpass Florida on this measure.

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