University of Central Florida

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,478
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,617
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.21%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
44.4%
45,118 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
69,402
68.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
72.5%
4,283 Graduates

About

University of Central Florida is a higher education institution located in Orange County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Central Florida were General Psychology (1,182 degrees awarded), General Health Services (860 degrees), and Registered Nursing (669 degrees).

In 2019, 17,314 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Central Florida. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (8,802 degrees), 2.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida is $4,478, which is $−24,022 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida is $4,478, which is $−24,022 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,617.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,478
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Central Florida was $4,478. The cost of tuition at University of Central Florida is $−24,022 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,617
2019 Value
10.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Central Florida had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,617. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Central Florida grew by 10.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,010
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Central Florida was of $10,010 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.52% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Central Florida received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.56% with respect to 2018, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.21%
2017 Default Rate
527
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Central Florida was 4.21%, which represents 527 out of the 12531 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Central Florida received 45,118 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.9% annual growth. Out of those 45,118 applicants, 20,016 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.4% acceptance rate.

There were 69,402 students enrolled at University of Central Florida in 2019, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Central Florida has an overall enrollment yield of 36.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
20,016
Accepted Out of 45,118

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Central Florida was 44.4% (20,016 admissions from 45,118 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 42.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.9%, while admissions grew by 12.5%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
5,787
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at University of Central Florida in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Central Florida has a total enrollment of 69,402 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Central Florida is 47,255 students and the part-time enrollment is 22,147. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at University of Central Florida are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Central Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.8% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 6.38% Asian, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Central Florida in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.5%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Central Florida, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69,402 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Central Florida is 47,255 and the part-time enrollment is 22,147. This means that 68.1% of students enrolled at University of Central Florida are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Central Florida was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Central Florida had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    32,460
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18,570
  3. Black or African American
    7,442

The enrolled student population at University of Central Florida is 46.8% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 6.38% Asian, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 657 students (0.947%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2860 more women than men received degrees from University of Central Florida. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Central Florida is white (8,802 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4185 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Central Florida is General Psychology (1,182 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (860 degrees) and Registered Nursing (669 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Central Florida, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (1,246 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (752 degrees), and Engineering (1,340 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Other managers (512,684 people), Software developers (460,575 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (338,295 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (297,915 people), and Civil engineers (272,031 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Psychology (1,246 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (752 degrees), Engineering (1,340 degrees), English (390 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (871 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Computer hardware engineers, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Psychology (1,246 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (752 degrees), Engineering (1,340 degrees), English (390 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (871 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Elementary & secondary schools (815,886 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (597,074 people), Computer Systems Design (578,697 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (461,213 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (359,400 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Psychology (1,246 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (752 degrees), Engineering (1,340 degrees), English (390 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (871 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Central Florida.
Most Common
  1. 1182 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 860 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 669 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Central Florida was General Psychology with 1182 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

7,227
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
10,087
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 7,227 degrees were awarded to men at University of Central Florida, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (10,087).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 490 degrees were awarded to men at University of Central Florida in General Business, which is 1.45 times more than the 339 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 935 degrees were awarded to women at University of Central Florida in General Psychology, which is 3.62 times more than the 258 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 40% of students graduating from University of Central Florida completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (79.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Central Florida is Female and Asian (79.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.42% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,802 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,916 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Central Florida is white (8,802 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4185 degrees).

1.07% of degree recipients (186 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,030 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,772 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,497 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Central Florida is white female (5,030 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,772 degrees).

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Operations

University of Central Florida has an endowment valued at nearly $163M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.3M (19.2%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Central Florida had a total salary expenditure of $1.24B. University of Central Florida employs 378 Associate professors, 367 Assistant professors, and 331 Professors. Most academics at University of Central Florida are Male Professors (248), Male Associate professors(232), and Male Assistant professors (208).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Central Florida are: Office and Administrative Support, with 672 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 540 employees, and Management with 525 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$163M
2019 Endowment
0.769%
growth from 2018

University of Central Florida has an endowment valued at about $163M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Central Florida grew 0.769% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $148M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $102M - Federal
  2. $7.55M - State
  3. $1.14M - Local

As of 2019, University of Central Florida received $102M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.55M from state grants and contracts, and $1.14M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$562M
2019 Salaries
6.56%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Central Florida paid a median of $562M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.24B) and a 6.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.53% growth from 2017 and a 7.83% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$155M
Instructional Salaries
1,567
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Central Florida paid a total of $155M to 1,567 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
378 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
672 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Central Florida were Associate professor with 378 employees; Assistant professor with 367 employees; and Assistant professor with 331 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Central Florida were Office and Administrative Support with 672 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 540 employees; and Management with 525 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Central Florida was Male Professor with 248 employees, Male Associate professor with 232 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 208 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Central Florida.

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