University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816

The University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, Florida, is the largest university in the United States by undergraduate enrollment, with over 60,000 students. The university is also home to the second-largest campus by enrollment in the state of Florida, with over 280,000 students. Founded in 1963, UCF is the third-oldest university in the state. The university is a member of the State University System of Florida and is classified as a Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. UCF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The university offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including 13 schools and colleges. The University of Central Florida is home to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the Burnett Honors College, the College of Business Administration, the College of Education and Human Performance, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Health and Public Affairs, the Rosen College of Medicine, the Nicholson School of Communication, the School of Nursing, and the Graduate School.

The University of Central Florida is home to many research institutes and centers, including the Florida Solar Energy Center, the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, the Institute for Simulation and Training, the NanoScience Technology Center, and the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center. The university is also home to the Space Institute, which conducts research in support of NASA's space program.

The University of Central Florida is a dynamic and vibrant community of scholars, students, and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The university is dedicated to providing a world-class education to its students and to preparing them to be leaders in their chosen fields. UCF is a place where dreams become reality.

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Type: Public, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $22,838

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $38,937

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at University of Central Florida is $88334.98. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at University of Central Florida. For graduates of University of Central Florida, we saw an average early-career income of $42900.00 and mid-career income of $66600.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.