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USF rises in ranks

The annual U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings were released Tuesday, showing a jump for USF from No. 170 to No. 161 in the overall National Universities ranking.

Though USF was previously tied with the University of Central Florida, UCF dropped to No. 173 making USF the third highest-ranking university in the state.

The university is also ranked No. 51 in the Best Universities for Veterans category. 

USF tied with five other universities for the No. 161 spot, including the University of Rhode Island, University of Louisville and University of Wyoming.

U.S. News and World Report publishes these reports annually, collecting data from more than 1,800 schools and compiling lists that rank schools on factors such as value, graduation rates and amount of student debt.

— Staff report