The 2024 College Free Speech Rankings expands the 2022-23 sample size to 55,102 students attending 248 colleges and universities, and the data described in this report provide a wealth of information about current college students’ attitudes about free speech and its current state on college campuses across America. The College Free Speech Rankings offers students, parents, professors, administrators, and any other interested constituency unrivaled insight into undergraduate attitudes about and experiences with free expression on their college campuses.
It’s that time of year, friends of free speech! For the fourth annual College Free Speech Rankings, FIRE and College Pulse surveyed 55,102 college undergraduates at 248 schools about their perceptions and experiences regarding free speech on their campuses—and the results might shock you.
|1||Michigan Technological University Public||78/100||Green|
|2||Auburn University Public||72/100||Green|
|3||University of New Hampshire Public||72/100||Green|
|4||Oregon State University Public||71/100||Green|
|5||Florida State University Public||69/100||Green|
|6||University of Virginia Public||68/100||Green|
|7||Texas A&M University - College Station Public||67/100||Green|
|8||George Mason University Public||67/100||Green|
|9||University of North Carolina - Greensboro Public||67/100||Green|
|10||University of Colorado Boulder Public||66/100||Green|
The 2022-23 College Free Speech Rankings are based on the voices of 45,000 students currently enrolled at over 200 colleges and universities.
The second annual rankings were based on the voices of more than 37,000 students at 150 colleges and universities.
The first annual rankings were based on the voices of 20,000 students at 55 colleges and universities.
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