Miami students rank No. 3 in the nation among public institutions for students who study abroad.
Miami students rank No. 3 in the nation among public institutions for students who study abroad.

Miami among best in nation in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019

97.3 percent of graduates employed or re-enrolled

Student performs experiment

Matt Morris is a double major in biochemistry and music

By Carole Johnson, university news and communications

Research, study abroad and leadership at Miami University stand out in the just-released Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019.

This year’s guide highlights 300 four-year schools out of about 2,200 considered. Miami consistently maintains a spot in this guide.

Miami never strays from its core commitment to a liberal arts education, said Fiske editors. Its dedicated professors are “accomplished in their fields,” said a student. Professors “assist students in their educational and personal development.”

Recent graduates report a 97.3 percent success rate. They are employed, re-enrolled or engaged in service within a year of graduating.

These numbers reflect data and survey responses from an in-house First Destination Survey. Miami Regionals report a 95.8 percent success rate.

On campus and abroad, students learn, research and explore

The 35th edition of the Fiske Guide highlights Miami's strengths in a school profile that calls out strong academic programs:

  • finance, marketing, accountancy, strategic communication, architecture, interior design, nutrition and international studies.
  • Interactive media studies (including e-commerce, game design and augmented reality) and gerontology are among other academics mentioned.

The guide also cites:

  • The more than 2,000 undergraduates each year who work with professors on funded research.
  • More than 30 Living Learning Communities in which students can explore interests in arts, leadership, premedical studies, innovation and cultural perspectives.
  • Late Night Miami’s free on-campus events. Block parties, craft nights, musical performances and movies provide a safe place for entertainment.

Learning also takes place across the United States and the globe. Miami’s study-away programs in the U.S. offer students internships in government, design, technology, film production and more.

Miami ranks No. 3 in the nation among publics for the number of students who study abroad. Top destinations include Miami’s Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Cuba and France.