Florida is 13th in a ranking of the 50 states by U.S. News & World Report.
Factors considered include health care, education, economy, infrastructure and opportunity.
The Sunshine State ranked #3 in education, but #1 in higher education.
Home to 3 colleges that made the top 100 colleges in the US with University of Florida (35), University of Miami (53), and Florida State University (70) puts Florida in the #1 spot for higher education.
The state also came in second place for fiscal stability.
Washington state is ranked first overall and Louisiana is last on the list.
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