students_1The University of Central Florida’s national reputation continues to grow, as U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges” guide lauds UCF as a top 5 national university to watch.

UCF, which ranked No. 7 on the list last year, is the only Florida school listed in the category “Top Up-and-Coming Schools.” This category recognizes national universities that “recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities.”

UCF also received special recognition in the category “Great Schools, Great Prices” for being a top 20 national university for students graduating with the least amount of debt. UCF was ranked in this category last year as well.