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FAMU named on the US News and World Report list of Top 10 Best Historically Black Colleges or Universities in the nation and one of the Best National Universities for 2014.

FAMU named a 'Best in the Southeast' College by The Princeton Review for 2014.

FAMU named on the Forbes list of top colleges in the U.S. for 2013.

FAMU has been recognized by The College Database for providing high-quality education at an affordable price in Florida with graduates earning an average salary of $41,000. FAMU was ranked no. 4 overall on the statewide list and no. 2 on the ranking of public institutions (2013).

FAMU recognized as one of the top colleges in Florida for future service members by The College Database.

FAMU was ranked as the No. 1 public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in  the 2012 U.S. News and World Report college ranking for HBCUs.

In September 2011, Washington Monthly magazine ranked FAMU as one of the "Top 100 National Universities."  This was FAMU's second consecutive year making the list.

In September 2011, FAMU was named one of Forbes magazine 2011 Best Colleges in the nation in their annual ranking of top colleges.

FAMU was named one of the "Best Colleges in the Southeast" in The Princeton Review 2012 edition.

In 2011, FAMU was selected as one of The Princeton Review’s “311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.”  The list focused solely on colleges that have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

In April 2011, FAMU won the 22nd the Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge becoming the 2011 champions.  Averaging more than 455 points per game, the most of any team, FAMU won the top prize of $50,000 in university grants for their national championship win.  FAMU won the national championships in 2005, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1996 and 1991.

In 2010 in a report titled Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroad, the National Academies —  National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine  — ranked FAMU No. 1 in the nation as the institution of origin for African Americans who earn doctorates in natural science and engineering.

In 2010, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ranked the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as No. 6 in the Southeast and No. 31 in the nation among schools that received funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Students in the School of Business and Industry won the National Team Selling Competition hosted by the Center for Global Sales Leadership at Indiana University in October 2010.  The competition featured teams from Indiana University, Michigan State University, University of Kansas, University of Florida, Penn State, Ball State University and Syracuse University.

In April 2009, two FAMU students won the 2009 Ford HBCU Business Classic Competition.  As the grand prize winner, the student team won $35,000 in personal scholarships and $15,000 for FAMU.

In 2008, FAMU raised more than $1 million toward its goal of $1.5 million for the Tom Joyner Foundation breaking a record for raising more money than any other historically black college or university.

On November 15, 2008, FAMU became the first historically black college or university to   host ESPN College GameDay.

In 2008, Diverse Issues in Higher Education cited FAMU as the #1 producer of African-Americans baccalaureate degree holders.

In 2008, students in the School of Nursing received a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, which is used by state, commonwealth and territorial boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions.

In 2008 for the second consecutive year, FAMU School of Business and Industry MBS students were crowned national champions of the National Black MBA Association’s National Student Case Competition making history as the first university to achieve such a feat.  The competition featured teams from Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Texas at Austin.

FAMU was listed in BusinessWeek as one of the country’s “Most Innovative Colleges” in the area of technology transfer.  Technology transfer involves moving a novel development from one organization or environment into another.  Often this movement is from a federal or university laboratory into a commercial operation, capitalizing on the investment in research and development that was initially intended for use by the government or for the advancement of science.

The FAMU School of Business and Industry won the National MBA Association 2007 CASE competition sponsored by Chrysler Corporation.  The SBI students competed against such major universities as Duke, Penn State and Rutgers.

FAMU faculty was ranked second in the nation by the National Science Foundation in the production of research publications in global science issues, outranking larger universities that have greater resources.

In 2007, Black Enterprise named FAMU the No. 1 institution for African Americans.

Florida A & M University 2007 pharmacy graduates achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) exceeding the state and national rate. Seventy-three (73) candidates of the Class of 2007 took the NAPLEX and all passed.  In addition, FAMU’s school average score of 119.15 exceeded the state and national averages of 118.77 and 116.00 respectively.  The state passing rate was 98.22 percent and the national rate was 97.23 compared to FAMU’s 100 percent.

On average, approximately 15 Ph.D.s in physics are awarded to African Americans in the United States each year, according to data from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Florida A&M University awarded five Ph.D. degrees in physics to African Americans during the 2006-2007 academic year—a significant portion of the total national output.

Students in the Institute of Public Health (IPH), housed in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS), received a 100 percent pass rate on the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) national certification examination. According to the NCHEC, the national average percent pass rate is 76.63 percent.  This is the second consecutive year students at FAMU received a 100 percent passage rate.

In 1997, FAMU was selected as the Time Magazine Princeton Review “College of the Year.