When it comes to colleges and universities, there’s no place like home

When it came to finding a school that was truly “home” to students from the Greater Jacksonville area, Jacksonville University of the Arts ranked No. 1, according to a new national ranking released Monday.

The Jacksonville University Rankings is the largest college rankings survey in the nation.

The national survey of more than 20,000 students was conducted by The Hill, which released the rankings Monday.

The rankings, which focus on schools’ overall student experience and their student outcomes, have been conducted by the National Association of College and University Business Leaders (NCABLU).

In the latest ranking, Jacksonville’s top schools ranked No.

“Home” to over 40 percent of students in the Greater East and South Florida area.

Other top 10 schools included North Carolina State University (No. 6), Florida International University ( No. 7), Georgia Institute of Technology ( No 9), North Carolina Central University ( 9th), North Central University of Pennsylvania ( No 10), University of Florida ( No 11), Florida State University and the University of Central Florida.

“Jacksonville’s robust community and academic success make it an ideal place to grow, learn and prosper,” said Robert B. Salles, president and CEO of NCABLU.

“We look forward to working with our members, alumni and community to build a strong foundation for the next generation of leaders.”

“Jackson, Florida has been a beacon of hope and opportunity in our nation’s capital,” said Jeff Dennison, president of NCEBLU.

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