Success for All

Graduating students standing for recognition
Florida Atlantic University
a National Leader in Student Achievement
We use big data and a student-centered strategy to generate achievement for students regardless of income, first-generation status, or race.
At FAU, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.
Degree Completion Award
Degree Producer for African Americans
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Top Public University
U.S. News & World Report
Most Diverse Public Florida University
U.S. News & World Report
TOP 40
Degree Producer for Hispanics
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Atlantic Impact

By prioritizing both access and innovation, we’re creating generational change for traditionally underserved students.

Here’s how we’re delivering on the promise of opportunity for all.

Top 100 University

Florida Atlantic ranked No. 72 overall among the nation’s best public and private universities by Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide. The rankings recognized schools doing outstanding work in the areas of social mobility, research, as well as community and national service.


$28 Million Gift Encourages Debt-Free Medical School

More than 60 years ago, Florida Atlantic was founded on the principle that higher education should be available to all who sought it. Donors of a recent gift to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine hope it will inspire others to join them in their spirit of giving to one day cover the tuition of every FAU medical student.


FAU Lands NASA grant to inspire local students in STEM

Florida Atlantic was one of only eight institutions in the nation to be awarded NASA’s Minority University Research and Education award. With this award we’ll offer high schools with predominantly Black and Hispanic student populations, experiential learning opportunities, field trips, study tours, engagement with STEM professionals, and near-peer mentoring.


New $26 Million NSF Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes

The new Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes’ mission is to advance livable, safe and inclusive communities through new streetscape applications built upon real-time and hyper-local streetscape intelligence.


is More than

At Florida Atlantic, we eliminated equity gaps by combining predictive analytics with team-based interventions to propel students toward scholastic and career success. We prioritized both access and academic excellence to deliver on the promise of opportunity for all.
Trends since Strategic Plan Launch
in Academic Progress Rate

2014 - 2021
in 4-year Graduation Rate

2014 - 2021

U.S. News & World Report

2021, 2022
Top Undergraduate Research Program
Council on Undergraduate Research