While Florida State may have fallen in the rankings of national public universities this year, its public administration program has given the university a new reason to brag.
Florida State University’s Askew School of Public Administration and Policy was given the position of second in the nation and sixth in the world by Shanghai Ranking in their 2023 Global Rankings of Academic Subjects.
The rankings prioritize academic excellence, research output, influence, international collaboration, and international academic awards.
There are 1,800 schools considered from 93 countries, in the subjects of natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.
The Askew School jumped two places from its previous ranking by the same firm in 2022. Since its inception in 2017, the institution has been consistently rated as one of the ten most prestigious public administration schools worldwide.
Dean Tim Chapin of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy stated regarding the news, “I’m pleased to see the Askew School’s Public Administration programs again recognized as one of the finest globally.
“Our programs’ rise reflects the continued commitment of our faculty to academic excellence, and these most recent rankings place our programs as the top in Florida and second in the nation,” he added.
Askew School Director Gary VanLandingham also commented, “Similar studies conducted by other entities over the years have consistently ranked the Askew School in the top ten public administration programs globally. On behalf of our outstanding faculty, I am pleased to see this continued recognition of our commitment to teaching, service, and research in the public administration field.”
It has sometimes been said that “there is nowhere to go but up.” In Florida State’s case, that is becoming harder to do, as the Askew School rapidly approaches the number one position for public policy schools in the United States, and globally.