Established in 1853 as the University of the State of Florida, University of Florida is a public research university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. We are ranked by the US News and World Report as 14th among public universities and by Forbes as the 2nd Best Value Public Colleges. Over the years, we have been consistent with our mission for the benefit of our community, economy, and culture which is to empower our learners to be a good cause and inspiration to the succeeding youth of the world. Whether you are eager to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, or with a Graduate Certificate of Arts in Medicine, we would be happy to guide you in following your goals from classroom education, to general advising, and to finding your dream job. University of Florida is proud to have 70 percent of its students find stable jobs after graduation.