The University of Central Florida has come a long way since its inception in 1963. It is now a thriving, multi-campus university, with more than 59,000 students and nearly 200 graduate degree programs. In addition to its physical growth, UCF has become a prominent player in graduate education nationwide, offering innovative corporate partnerships, world-renowned faculty, and cutting-edge research. "About UCF" describes the University and its mission. In addition, this section describes the people and offices that make up UCF—including university, college, and school administration.