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DSC Named Best State College in Florida in New Rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA (November 20, 2023) has named Daytona State the best among state colleges – and 46th overall – in its 2023-24 ranking for Best Colleges in Florida. 

DSC, along with Tallahassee Community College and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, shared top honors in two categories. ranked them first as the most popular state colleges in Florida, as well as offering the best value within the Florida College System.

“We strive to give every student the best possible college experience and these rankings prove that out,” said Tom LoBasso, President of Daytona State. “Our mission is to give students the tools they need to succeed as they continue their education and enter the workforce.”

Every year,, one of the leading academic platforms, publishes its ranking of the best U.S. colleges that provide their students with the most beneficial combination of affordability, quality of education, and projected alumni salary. 

The ranking includes more than 1,700 institutions were selected from over 6,000 institutions based on a detailed analysis of more than 400 metrics from credible sources such as IPEDS and College Scorecard and evaluated using a unique entropy method.

Visit for more details on the ranking and their methodology.

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Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond. The College enrolls approximately 23,000 students a year at its seven campuses, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services and public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, project management, accounting, computer science, digital media, and more.

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center ranks DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans multiple times.