The University of Central Florida has advanced in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the fourth consecutive year.

UCF is tied for No. 94 among national public universities in the 2014 rankings, which were released today. UCF also ranks No. 170 overall among national universities. Both rankings are four spots better than where UCF placed last year.

UCF has advanced nine spots in the overall rankings during the past four years in spite of state budget cuts.

UCF also was ranked again among the nation’s top 15 “up-and-coming” schools. Those institutions are selected by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans for recently making “promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.”

In March, U.S. News & World Report ranked 21 UCF graduate school programs among the top 100 in the country in their fields. Kiplinger and The Princeton Review regularly name a UCF education as one of the nation’s best values.

View the full list of UCF’s rankings.