2021 Best Colleges 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.
No. 16 Most Innovative University in the Nation
No. 62 for Top Performers on Social Mobility
No. 71 for Best Undergraduate Computer Science
No. 77 in Top Public Schools
No. 79 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
No. 116 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs
No. 160 in National Universities
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
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.
#9 in Nonprofit Management (No. 6)
#12 in Atomic/Molecular/Optical – Physics
#17 in Local Government Management (No. 14)
#20 in Public Finance and Budgeting (No. 16)
#22 in Criminal Justice (No. 20)
#23 in Public Management and Leadership (No. 17)
#38 in Best Public Administration School (No. 25)
#40 in Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering (No. 29)
#46 in Health Care Management
#51 in Aerospace Engineering (No. 35)
#55 in Speech-Language Pathology
#57 in Physical Therapy
#58 in Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering (No. 33)
#61 in Physics
#65 in Nursing, Doctor of Practice (No. 45)
#65 in Civil Engineering (No. 44)
#65 in Environmental Engineering (No. 41)
#70 in Education
#70 in Social Work
#71 in Mechanical Engineering (No. 41)
#82 in Computer Science (No. 59)
#86 in Best Medical Schools: Research
#106 in Part-time MBA (No. 64)
#106 in Sociology
#122 in English (No. 79)
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
#207 Computer Science
#214 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
#228 Economics and Business
#255 Materials Science
#461 Best Global Universities
#688 Clinical Medicine
In The News
UCF Scientist to Complete 100+ Hours of Research on James Webb Space Telescope
Noemi Pinilla-Alonso is the lead investigator on one project and a co-investigator on two others which will explore trans-Neptunian objects, Pluto and Uranus moons.
UCF Forensic Scientists Unlocking Unique Chemical Signatures In Tires
Chemistry Associate Professor Matthieu Baudelet’s approach could provide law enforcement new tools to track down those who flee a crime scene.
Debra Reinhart Retiring, Changes in Office of Research and College of Graduate Studies Leadership
Winston Schoenfeld, an accomplished professor of optics, will step in to serve as interim Associate Vice President for Research and Scholarship.