Insurance, Real Estate rank among Top 5 programs nationwide

September 12, 2022

Securing their standing among the nation's best, Florida State University's College of Business' undergraduate programs in Insurance and Real Estate once again made the short list of top schools in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2023 Guidebook" released today.

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance ranks No. 3 among all schools, and the real estate program maintained its No. 5 ranking among public schools. The college also earned a No. 20 ranking among public schools in marketing, while accounting moved up three spots to No. 21.

"We continue to place well in extremely competitive fields," said Michael Hartline, dean of the College of Business. "We expect even greater achievements ahead and look forward to the heightened visibility our new showcase facility will provide."

Next month the college breaks ground on Legacy Hall, its new $120 million home, which will be FSU's largest academic space to date and part of the university's developing southeast gateway to campus.

The rankings release augments another successful ranking year, including the following high marks for the College of Business among graduate programs at public schools:

  • No. 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans
  • No. 9 MBA Specialty in Business Analytics
  • No. 9 MBA Specialty in Real Estate
  • No. 11 Master's degree in Management Information Systems
  • No. 11 Master's degree in Risk Management and Insurance

The college's strong rankings recognition aligns with that of the university, which holds the No. 19 spot among national public universities and appears in the Top 20 for a fourth straight year.

"These rankings reflect total excellence across the university," said President Richard McCullough. "We're competing at the highest levels with the best universities in the world, and our goal is to continue to rise to the Top 15 and beyond."