The latest U.S. News and World Report's College Rankings are out and one local school earned itself a spot.

Palm Beach Atlantic University comes in at number 44 out of 92 spots on the Southern Regional Universities List.  Number 1 on that list is Rollins College in Winterpark, tied with Elon University.  Stetson University in Deland came in at number 5 on the regional list for Southern Universities. 

Other schools across the state of Florida placed in the National Universities List.  The University of Miami placed at number 47, University of Florida is at number 49 and Florida State University finds itself at 91.  This is out of 201 spots.

The rankings are based on several factors, including graduation and retention rates, peer reviews and faculty resources. 

Florida Atlantic University did not place on this list.

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