UCF is a thriving pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, one of the most popular regions in the world. Our university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed.

The UCF campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. The university also has 10 regional campus locations throughout Central Florida and a fully accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona.

With more than 64,000 students, UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida and one of the largest universities in the nation. It has more than 12,000 employees and an operating budget of $1.5 billion. UCF researchers received $145.8 million in fiscal year 2016 for funded research. In fall 2016, the freshman class had an average SAT two-score of 1262, The Burnett Honors College enrolled nearly 1,700 students, and the number of incoming National Merit Scholars ranked UCF among the top 40 colleges and universities.

The university offers 93 bachelor’s, 86 master’s 27 research doctorates, 3 professional doctorates and 3 specialist degree programs, it leads all universities in Florida in conferring more than 15,000 degrees a year. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning.

Campus Information

Location 13 miles east of downtown Orlando
Construction Began January 1967
First Classes Began October 1968
Original Enrollment 1,948 students
SERB Classification Four-Year 1 Institution
Status One of Florida’s 12 public universities
SACSCOC Level 6 Institution
Fall 2016 Enrollment 64,318

UCF Knight Statue

UCF Goals

  1. Offer the best undergraduate education available in Florida
  2. Achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research
  3. Provide international focus to our curricula and research programs
  4. Become more inclusive and diverse
  5. Be America’s leading partnership university

Carnegie Classification

Basic Classification

  • RU/VH (Research Universities/Very High Research Activity)

Standard Classification

  • Undergraduate Instructional Program: Prof + A&S/HGC (Professions + Arts and Sciences/High Graduate Coexistence)
  • Graduate Instructional Program: CompDoc/NMedVet (Comprehensive Doctoral/No Medical, Veterinary)
  • Enrollment Profile: HU (High Undergraduate)
  • Undergraduate Profile: MFT4/S/HTI (Medium Full-Time Four-Year/Selective/Higher Transfer-In)
  • Size and Setting: L4/NR (Large Four-Year/Primarily Nonresidential)

Elective Classification

  • Community Engagement: Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships

Note: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifications underwent extensive revisions in 2005. The new classifications were released in March 2006 and are based on data from 2003 and 2004. The elective classification was awarded to UCF in December 2008.

Degrees

Degrees Offered

Total number of degree programs at UCF by program type.
Total 212
Bachelor’s 93
Master’s 86
Research Doctorates 27
Professional Doctorates 3
Specialist 3

Degrees Conferred (as of Nov. 2016)

Total degrees awarded by type.
Total 297,266
Bachelor’s 243,935
Master’s 48,193
Doctoral 4,248
Specialist 628
Professional 262

Housing

On Campus and Affiliated Housing

Total 11,641
Housing — Orlando Campus 6,440
Sorority/Fraternity Housing 467
Rosen Campus 384
Affiliated Housing 3,756
Managed Housing 594
Students sitting on couches in UCF housing

Growth with Quality and Diversity

  • Fall 2016 freshman class set UCF records with an average SAT score of 1262 and an average high school GPA of 4.02.
  • UCF set records for diversity in fall 2016: 44.6 percent of students are minorities and 23.8 percent are Hispanic.
  • UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida with 64,318 students, including 55,773 undergraduates, 8,066 graduate students and 479 M.D. students.
  • UCF ranks second among Florida’s state universities with 289 National Merit Scholars enrolled.
  • UCF’s six-year graduation rate is 69 percent, third-best among Florida’s state universities.

Top 15 Bachelor’s Degrees 2015–16

Discipline (CIP)

  1. Business Management and Administration (52.xxxx)
  2. Health Professions and Related (51.xxxx)
  3. Psychology (42.xxxx)
  4. Education (13.xxxx)
  5. Engineering (14.xxxx)
  6. Life Sciences (26.xxxx)
  7. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies (30.xxxx)
  8. Communications (09.xxxx)
  9. Visual and Performing Arts (50.xxxx)
  10. Social Sciences (45.xxxx)
  11. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement (43.xxxx)
  12. Computer and Information Science (11.xxxx)
  13. Letters (23.xxxx)
  14. Law and Legal Studies (22.xxxx)
  15. Public Administration and Service (44.xxxx)

Cost of Attendance

In-State

Total $17,285
Tuition and fees $6,369
Books and supplies $1,152
Room $9,764

Out-Of-State

Total $33,383
Nonresident tuition and fees $22,467
Books and supplies $1,152
Room $9,764

† Based on 30 undergraduate credit hours, standard room and dining membership for 2016-17 academic year.

An Affordable, Best-Value Education

  • 44 percent of UCF students graduate without any educational debt. Nationally, only 34 percent of students graduate debt-free.
  • Kiplinger consistently ranks a UCF education among the nation’s best values.

Student Profile

Enrollment

Total 64,318
Undergraduate 55,773
Freshman 6,459
Transfer 8,152
Graduate 8,066
Medical Professional 479

Enrollment by Gender

Male Female
University Total 29,028 35,290
Undergraduate 25,370 30,403
Graduate 3,412 4,654
Medical 246 233

Freshman Class Profile

Average standardized testing scores and GPA for Fall 2015 freshmen.
FTIC Applicants 25,883
FTIC Acceptances 11,383
FTIC Enrolled 3,536
Average SAT Score 1262*
(1853**)
Average ACT Score 27.8
Average High School GPA (weighted) 4.02

Freshman Class Profile, The Burnett Honors College

Average standardized testing scores and GPA for Fall 2015 freshmen.
Total 508
Average SAT Score 1408*
(2071**)
Average ACT Score 31.9
Average High School GPA (weighted) 4.41

*Critical Reading and Mathematics
**Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing

A Diverse Student Population

Diverse Student Population
White 32,718 50.9%
Hispanic/Latino 15,325 23.8%
African-American 7,130 11.1%
Asian and Pacific Islander 3,915 6.1%
Multi-racial 2,308 3.6%
Nonresident Alien 2,053 3.2%
Not Specified 757 1.2%

Florida Residency Status

Total 64,318 100%
In-State 59,069 92%
Out-of-State 5,249 8%

Age Distribution

Freshman 18.6
Sophomore 19.7
Junior 22.5
Senior 25.1
Over Age 25 22%
Average Age 23.9
Master’s 29.7
Specialist 29.8
Doctoral 31.5
Professional 25.8
Undergraduate 22.9
Graduate 30.5

Financial Aid Opportunities

$35
Million awarded to Bright Futures students (third-largest amount in Florida)
72%
Undergraduate students received financial aid
$476
Million in financial aid awarded
289
National Merit Scholars enrolled

Fall Enrollment by College

College Undergrad Graduate Medical Total
University Total 55,773 8,066 479 64,318
Arts & Humanities 5,258 493 5,751
Business Administration 8,011 879 8,890
Education & Human Performance 3,749 1,646 5,395
Engineering & Computer Science 8,812 1,450 10,262
Graduate Studies 148 148
Health & Public Affairs 8,552 1,608 10,160
Medicine 2,949 98 479 3,526
Nursing 2,410 363 2,773
Optics & Photonics 108 116 224
Rosen Hospitality Management 2,878 181 3,059
Sciences 10,731 803 11,534
Undergraduate Studies 1,605 1,605
Undeclared 710 281 991

A Leader in Economic Impact

  • UCF employs more than 12,000 faculty and staff members. The university impacts more than 112,000 additional jobs and adds $7.73 billion of value to the economy, according to a 2009–10 study by the Florida Board of Governors.
  • More than 100,000 of our 263,000-plus alumni live in Orlando and the Central Florida region — each of them serving as a brand ambassador, boosting UCF’s national and global reputation.

Employees

Includes all permanent and temporary employees*

Category No. of Employees Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
University Total 12,386 8,475.93
Teaching Faculty and Adjuncts 2,486 1,949.09
Executive, Administrative and Managerial 690 685.33
Other Professional 1,780 1,776.45
Support Personnel 1,016 1,014.35
Graduate Assistants 1,866 860.74
Post-Doctoral and Research Associates 223 218.36
OPS Hourly 4,325 1,971.61

Faculty Doctoral Data**

Faculty with Doctoral Degrees 78%
(1,203)
Faculty without Doctoral Degrees 22%
(339)

Source: EEO Fall Staff File
* Totals may differ slightly due to rounding
** Includes all faculty in academic departments

Faculty Tenure Data**

Faculty Tenured 42%
Faculty Non-Tenured Track 39%
Faculty Non-Tenured on Track 19%

Research and Endowment

Research Funding

2015-2016 $145.8 million

UCF researchers have earned more than $1 billion in external grants and contracts during the past decade.

Endowment Assets

June 30, 2016 $146.9 million

UCF is currently embarking on a $500 million comprehensive campaign, IGNITE — the most ambitious in the university’s history.

Student Credit Hours

All Student Credit Hours by Level and Term

  AY 2015–16 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
University Total 1,551,229 673,558 644,206
Lower Undergraduate 503,913 233,404 205,253
Upper Undergraduate 914,486 385,240 387,296
Graduate I 99,639 41,458 38,898
Graduate II 33,191 13,456 12,758

Note: Student Credit Hours have been rounded.

Preparing Students for the Workforce

  • More than 20,000 students gain practical experience through co-ops, internships and service-learning projects annually.
  • UCF awarded 2,317 baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields in 2015–16.
  • Career Services helped 33,294 students search and compete for jobs in 2015–16.

Campuses and Locations

Campus Size

Location Net Assignable Footage Acreage No. of
Main Campus (owned buildings) 5,039,704 8,217,095 1,415 165
Central Florida Research Park (owned buildings) 281,015 426,138 0.1 8
UCF Professional Development Center 8,009 11,857 20 2
UCF Higher Education Center at Daytona Beach 41,379 90,103 1 2
Clark Maxwell, Jr. Lifelong Learning Center at Cocoa 39,343 71,940 n/a 1
UCF Downtown 10,997 19,837 0.3 1
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) 65,244 94,600 20 11
Rosen College of Hospitality Management 204,865 305,770 20 3
Health Sciences Campus 182,581 374,100 75.2 3

Budget

2015–16 End of Year Expenditures

Total $1,507,703,084
Education and General — Main* $570,931,207
Education and General — Med. School* $44,557,411
Auxiliary Enterprises** $195,584,395
Contracts and Grants $142,099,375
Local Funds $549,354,388
Faculty Practice (Med. School) $5,176,308

Source: 2016–17 UCF Operating Budget Exhibit B
*Includes expenditure from carryforward funds
** Includes non-operating expenditures per Schedule I

2016–17 Initial Operating Budgets

Total $1,647,037,205
Education and General — Main* $589,723,959
Education and General — Med. School* $41,671,606
Auxiliary Enterprises $251,990,997
Contracts and Grants $160,694,000
Local Funds $594,890,788
Faculty Practice (Med. School) $8,065,855

Source: 2016–17 UCF Operating Budget Exhibit B
* Excludes technical transfers between main campus and College of Medicine, planned use of carryforward funds, and mid-year allocations from the state

Unless otherwise indicated, figures are for fall 2016.