New College improvements come at pivotal time

From the Herald Tribune, June 3, 2020

The school improved from last place in 2019 to the middle of the pack in 2020 on the state’s performance-based funding model.

New College of Florida made major strides over the last year.

Last year, the state’s smallest public university had the lowest score of all 11 schools on Florida’s annual performance-based funding scores, earning just 67 out of 100 points.

New College doesn’t give students letter grades, but at most schools, a 67 is a D.

This year, New College improved by 20 points, finishing with 87 points and ranking sixth out of 11.

“We’re tiny, but when New College focuses its efforts, we’re mighty,” said Bradley Thiessen, New College’s chief of staff.

Read the article here.

Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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