About the University
- Status: One of 11 of Florida's public universities
- Location: In metropolitan Orlando area, 13 miles east of downtown Orlando
- Carnegie Classification: Comprehensive Doctoral; Research Universities - Very High Research Activity
- Number of Graduate Programs: 30 Doctoral, 81 Master's, 70 Graduate Certificates, 3 Specialist Programs, and 1 Professional Program (Medicine)
- Overall Student Enrollment in Fall 2012: 59,767
- Graduate Enrollment in Spring 2013: 8,146, including 1,885 doctoral, 5,456 master's, and 805 nondegree-seeking students
- Class Offerings: Courses offered in Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Health and Public Affairs, Hospitality Management, Medicine, Nursing, Optics and Photonics and Sciences are offered at night, online and at UCF's regional campuses.
About UCF Graduate Students
- Graduate Student Characteristics, Spring 2013
- Doctoral - 47.6 percent full-time students, 52.3 percent part-time students
- Master's - 40.1 percent full-time students, 59.9 percent part-time students
- Gender - 57 percent female, 43 percent male
- Average Age of Graduate Students. Spring 2013: Approximately 31 years old
- Ethnicity of Graduate Student Population, Spring 2013
- White, Non-Hispanic - 58.9 percent
- Black, Non-Hispanic - 9.25 percent
- American Indian or Alaskan Native - Less than 1 percent
- Asian - 9.99 percent
- Hispanic - 11.87 percent
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander - Less than 1 percent
- Multi-racial - 1.48 percent
- Not specified - 8.26 percent
Financial Support for Graduate Students
- Assistantships - Each year over 1,000 graduate students are awarded graduate assistantships that provide financial support for their graduate education.
- Fellowships - Over 2 million dollars in suport was awarded to approximately 500 master's and doctoral students.
- Tuition Remission - University fellows and graduate students appointed on full-time assistantships (20 hours per week) receive full resident (in-state) tuition remission. Students appointed on half-time assistantship appointments (10 hours per week) receive remission of one-half of the resident (in-state) tuition. All nonresident university fellow and graduate assistants with appointments totalling 20 hours per week are charges a "differential out-of-state fee" of $0.00.
- Health Insurance - The College of Graduate Studies provides health insurance coverage for all university fellows and graduate assistants with appointments totaling 20 hours per week.
Research Activities 2011-2012
Academic research fuels the innovation economy and UCF is an integral part of statewide efforts to attract, retain and grow high technology companies in Florida. UCF’s programs in solar energy, optics and photonics, and simulation and training are among the best in the nation. Our emerging programs in biomedical science, computer science, nanoscience, and materials are developing into national leaders.
Research faculty in these areas and their associated funding, which has totaled more than $1.1 billion during the last 10 years, are the strength behind the development of new technologies. UCF’s incubation and entrepreneurship programs help turn those technologies into companies. UCF's patents are regularly ranked among the strongest in the world.
- Total Research Awards - $128.9 million
- Total Federal Awards - $73.1 million
- Total State Awards - $11.3 million
- Total Industry Awards - $44.5 million
- Patents - UCF holds over 600 U.S. patents
UCF Centers and Institutes Research
- Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) - $2 million
- Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) - $11.2 million
- Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) - $16.7 million
- NanoScience Technology Center - $2.2 million
- Education - $7.9 million
- Engineering and Computer Science - $17.2 million
- Health and Public Affairs - $4.8 million
- Medicine - $9.9 million
- Optics and Photonics (CREOL) - $10.6 million
- Sciences - $14.4 million