FIU ranks among top national universities for contributions to the public good

FIU was recently named among the top universities in the country in terms of engagement and contributions to its community.

According to recently-released rankings of national universities by Washington MonthlyFlorida International University placed 24th out of 277 higher education institutions. The university also ranked 38th in federal work-study funds allocated to service, 47th in graduation rate and 16th in community service participation and hours served.


Students from the 2013 graduating class at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools established The Education Effect, a partnership that addresses pressing educational and social needs of students.

Washington Monthly’s rankings score universities according to the following categories:

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

This marks a steady climb since 2009 when the university ranked 177.


The FIU mobile clinic is part of the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ program and provides free, accessible primary care to members of the community in North Miami-Dade.

“It gives me great satisfaction to see FIU being recognized for the work we do in our community,” FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg said. “FIU is a university with a soul. We are a solutions center and a beacon of hope for our community. We take responsibility for addressing the most crucial issues and we prepare students not only to make a living, but a life.”