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Florida Tech Ranks Among Universities Contributing to the Public Good in Washington Monthly’s 2011 Rankings

By University Alliance on November 03, 2011

Florida Tech is one of four private universities in Florida to be recognized

Florida Institute of Technology has been named among top universities in Washington Monthly’s 2011 national universities rankings for contribution to the public good. Washington Monthly’s ratings call attention to how well educational institutions respond to students’ desire to give back to their communities.

If your ambition is to be a good citizen, help those in need and give back to your community, consider earning your degree or certificate from Florida Tech University Online. This nationally ranked university is committed to making a real difference in the world. Florida Tech is a compassionate and encouraging environment, fostered by the university, faculty, and students, and you do not have to be local to be part of it.

Working professionals everywhere can enroll in Florida Tech’s convenient, 100% online degree and certificate programs.  In collaboration with Bisk Education’s University Alliance Division, Florida Tech University Online offers a multimedia, video-based e-learning platform featuring 24/7 access to streaming video lectures, which students can pause, rewind and review at their own pace. Communication tools that encourage interaction, such as live chat rooms, online discussion boards and a dedicated email system are also available to students from any computer or smartphone. This makes Florida Tech’s online programs ideal for military personnel and working professionals across the country and around the world.

Florida Tech offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs online, in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resources
  • Internet Marketing
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

“Through our partnership with Florida Tech, ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, University Alliance makes it possible for more students to enhance their career possibilities, as well as positively impact their communities,” said Adrian Marullier, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of University Alliance. “Florida Tech’s online degree and certificate programs allow working professionals to gain advanced knowledge and awareness, and then use it for the greater good.”

Launched in 2005, Washington Monthly’s annual rankings have rated colleges based on how wisely they meet their public obligations in three broad areas:

  • Research: producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs.
  • Service: encouraging students to give back to their country.
  • Social mobility: recruiting and graduating low-income students.

For 2011, theWashington Monthlycollege rankings included five new measures, including student participation in community service and institutional support for service-oriented scholarships.

For more information about the convenience and flexibility of Florida Tech’s online degree and certificate programs, visit

About Florida Tech

Florida Tech is a regionally accredited university that is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. It is also rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech has more than 50,000 alumni. Its main campus is located on 130 subtropical acres in Melbourne, Florida, on the state’s famous Space Coast.

About Bisk Education, Inc.

Founded in 1971, Bisk Education is the world’s leading provider of professional education online. The University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and Dominican University. U.S. News University Directory, part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983.

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