On October 24, John C. Hitt announced he was
stepping down as president of UCF, effective
June 30, 2018. Hitt and his wife, Martha, arrived on campus in 1992 and have since dedicated their lives to making UCF one of the largest and best universities in the nation. For 26 years, Hitt fostered partnerships to expand UCF’s offerings and inclusion to increase students’ opportunities to earn college degrees. In turn, his vision not only transformed the UCF community, but the entire Central Florida region. Hitt will continue to be a part of the Knight family even during retirement, helping to advance philanthropic, community and partnership goals as president emeritus.
Earned in research funding since 1992
Minority students enrolled at UCF in Fall 2017. This is more than the total enrollment in 1991–92, which was 21,267 students.
National Merit Scholars enrolled since 2002
New degree programs
Average GPA for this year’s freshmen. The average GPA for freshmen in 1995 was 3.34.
Consecutive years UCF has had the highest student-athlete graduation success rate in the nation