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Quality of Life Index

Our Times as Told by Statistics

Jay Cridlin
October 17, 2005
St. Petersburg Times

Rank of the city of Tampa's Web site in a national "Best of the Web" contest for governmental Web sites, in the category of Best City Portal: 3

Number of consecutive years the city of Tampa or Hillsborough County has either placed or been a finalist in the "Best of the Web" contest: 5

Year in which the city of Tampa won first place in Local Government Web site category: 2002

Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds in Florida who are enrolled in some form of postsecondary education: 31

Percentage of 25- to 65-year-olds in Florida who have a bachelor of arts degree or higher: 27

Percentage of freshmen at four-year postsecondary institutions in Florida who return for their second year: 77

Percentage of first-year students at community colleges in Florida who return for their second year: 70

Percentage of first-time, full-time college students who obtain a bachelor of arts degree within six years of starting college in Florida: 52

The number of degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded per every 100 students at all postsecondary institutions in Florida: 20

Compiled by Jay Cridlin. Sources: The Center for Digital Government, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.