University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816

School Details

The University of Central Florida was established in 1963 and opened in 1968; it continues today as a 4-year, metropolitan public research university in Orlando, Florida.

ABOUT

University of Central Florida is a member of the State University System of Florida. It was founded as Florida Technological University and aimed to educate future personnel of the United States space program at the nearby Kennedy Space Center. Ten years after its founding, the institution broadened its academic offerings and changed its name to University of Central Florida. Though the main campus is in Orlando, additional satellite campuses are in Altamonte Springs, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Ocala, Palm Bay, Sanford / Lake Mary, South Lake, Valencia Osceola, and Valencia West. University of Central Florida also maintains partnerships with other institutions in central Florida, including Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter Community College, Seminole State College of Florida, and Valencia College.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the University of Central Florida. In addition to overall accreditation, UCF has also earned independent program accreditations.

  • The physical therapy program is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • The clinical psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • The audiology and speech language pathology programs are accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • The health services administration programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
  • The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, as well as the National league for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
  • The English programs are accredited by the Commission of English Language Program Accreditation.
  • The music institutions and programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • The teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The mission of the University of Central Florida is:

The University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus, metropolitan research university that stands for opportunity. The university anchors the Central Florida city-state in meeting its economic, cultural, intellectual, environmental, and societal needs by providing high-quality, broad-based education and experienced-based learning; pioneering scholarship and impactful research; enriched student development and leadership growth; and highly relevant continuing education and public service initiatives that address pressing local, state, national, and international issues in support of the global community.

ACADEMICS

University of Central Florida offers 91 bachelor’s degrees, 86 master’s degrees, 3 specialists programs, 30 doctoral degrees, and one professional degree. The top bachelor’s degree programs are: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Nursing Generic, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Finance, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.

Thirteen schools, programs, and colleges make up the University of Central Florida. This includes: College of Arts and Humanities, The Burnett Honors College, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Performance, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Graduate Studies, College of Health and Public Affairs, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Optics and Photonics, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, College of Sciences, and the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION

The University of Central Florida offers a variety of online and distance learning opportunities for both the traditional and nontraditional student. The undergraduate degrees offered include, but are not limited to: Bachelor of Arts (or Sciences) in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (completion), and Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration. The graduate degree and certificate programs are offered through the College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Health and Public Affairs, College of Nursing, and the College of Science. It is important to note that University of Central Florida online programs have restricted enrollments in Alabama, Maryland, and Minnesota. The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology, as well as the Professional Science Master’s degree in Health Care Informatics are restricted in Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee.

COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID

In-state residents who are enrolled at the University of Central Florida should expect to pay an estimated $5,930 per-academic year in tuition and fees. Out-of-state residents pay around $21,556. The estimated tuition and fees for online undergraduate students is $210.57 per credit hour for in-state residents and $747.18 for out-of-state residents. The estimated tuition and fees for online graduate students is $367.94 per credit hour for in-state and $1,192.34 for out-of-state. Other fees that an online student may incur include both a distance learning course fee and material and supply fee. About 73 percent of undergraduate students receive some kind of scholarship or grant aid and 44 percent of undergraduates take out federal student loans.

Accreditation

N/A

Restrictions:

Some or all programs may be restricted in the following states: Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland, and Minnesota.

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
  • Geographic Restrictions:

    Some or all programs may be restricted in the following states: Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland, and Minnesota.

  • Total Enrollments:
    59,601
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    18,793
  • Percent Admitted:
    49%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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