In the midst of budget cuts and tuition struggles and scrutiny like never before, here comes a bit of good news for Florida's university system:

Report cards are out, and Florida got an A. Several A's, in fact. 

That's the conclusion of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's third annual state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education, released Wednesday. Florida was one of just a handful of states that were highlighted as bright spots in an otherwise troubling national snapshot. (Click here to see the full results).

Problems across the country include completion rates at four-year public colleges hovering around just 50 percent at a time of scarce resources, little means of measuring the quality of programs, and the inability to show students and taxpayers how their education translates to jobs, a U.S. Chamber news release states.

However, it continues, several states -- including Florida -- have ...