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2022 Best Colleges Rankings

Top Rankings

U.S. News & World Report takes into account graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rates, alumni giving and peer assessment to rank the Best Colleges. See how the University of Central Florida measures up against other universities in the nation.

The first ranking listed encompasses all universities. The second, denoted in parentheses, is their ranking among only public universities.

No. 15 Most Innovative University in the Nation (No. 8)
No. 51 for Top Performers on Social Mobility (No. 37)
No. 67 for Top Public Schools
No. 81 for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (No. 49)
No. 82 for Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs
No. 86 for Best Colleges for Veterans (No. 72)
No. 96 for Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs (No. 81)
No. 106 for Best Undergraduate Business Programs
No. 148 for National Universities (No. 75)
No. 151 for Best Value Schools (No. 59)

Learning Charges On

Through dynamic change and unprecedented challenges, UCF supports you as you move forward. Whether you’re on campus or online, we are here to prepare you for meaningful achievements and a rewarding future. Together, we’ll continue to Charge On.

2021 Best Online Programs Rankings

UCF’s online programs are ranked as some of the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are based on the publication’s 2021 Best Online Programs rankings, which assess schools based on student engagement, online learning technologies and support, faculty credentials and training, and the program’s reputation among other universities.

No. 14 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

No. 8 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs – Nursing Education
No. 9 in Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs for Veterans
No. 12 in Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
No. 20 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
No. 27 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Best Online Bachelors Degree - U.S. News & World Report 2021

Top 15 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2021
UCF is ranked No. 14 in Best Online Undergraduate Programs in the Nation. Using indicators of academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Best Online Bachelors Degree for Veterans - U.S. News & World Report 2021

Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans in 2021
U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Central Florida as one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs that help veterans reduce the cost of school.

2022 Graduate School Rankings

University of Central Florida is one of more than 800 institutions with graduate schools surveyed by U.S. News on an annual basis. The first ranking listed encompasses all universities. The second, denoted in parentheses, is their ranking among only public universities.

2021 Best Global Universities Rankings

U.S. News ranked universities around the world based on their academic research & reputation.

#140 Social Sciences and Public Health
#176 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
#199 Engineering
#207 Computer Science
#214 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
#228 Economics and Business
#255 Materials Science
#424 Physics
#461 Best Global Universities
#482 Chemistry
#688 Clinical Medicine

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Science & Technology
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Colleges & Campus
UCF’s 33 Best Photos of 2021
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Thirteen colleges. Unlimited possibilities.

At UCF, we offer an array of academic options for just about every interest. Check out our 230+ degree programs, award-winning faculty and groundbreaking research. You’ll quickly discover all there is to experience and get inspired by at one of the nation’s largest universities.

Arts and Humanities
Burnett Honors
Community Innovation and Education
Engineering and Computer Science
Health Professions and Sciences
Optics and Photonics
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies