University of Central Florida

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,478
2022 Average Net Price
$13,108
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.38%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
41%
54,977 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
68,346
67.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
75.6%
4,637 Graduates

About

University of Central Florida is a higher education institution located in Orange County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Central Florida were General Psychology (1,456 degrees awarded), General Health Services (887 degrees), and Registered Nursing (773 degrees).

In 2022, 20,166 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Central Florida. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (9,485 degrees), 1.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5,519 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida is $4,478, which is $−25,672 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Central Florida is $4,478, which is $−25,672 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,108.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending University of Central Florida received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,478
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Central Florida was $4,478. The cost of tuition at University of Central Florida is $−25,672 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,108
2022 Value
13.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Central Florida had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,108. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Central Florida grew by 13.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,498
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Central Florida was of $11,498 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 13.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
25%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at University of Central Florida received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.5% with respect to 2021, when 72% 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.
1.38%
2019 Default Rate
174
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Central Florida was 1.38%, which represents 174 out of the 12607 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Central Florida received 54,977 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 12.4% annual growth. Out of those 54,977 applicants, 22,560 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41% acceptance rate.

There were 68,346 students enrolled at University of Central Florida in 2022. 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Central Florida has an overall enrollment yield of 33.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
22,560
Accepted Out of 54,977

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Central Florida was 41% (22,560 admissions from 54,977 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 36.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 12.4%, while admissions grew by 26.8%..

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage (2022)
5,373
Scores Submitted (2022)

72% of enrolled first-time students at University of Central Florida in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Central Florida had a total enrollment of 68,346 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Central Florida is 45,857 students and the part-time enrollment is 22,489. This means that 67.1% 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 44.7% White, 28.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.76% Black or African American, 7.14% Asian, 4.39% Two or More Races, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.116% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Central Florida in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.3%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Central Florida in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68,346 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Central Florida is 45,857 and the part-time enrollment is 22,489. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at University of Central Florida are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2022 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    30,544 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    19,295 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    6,669 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Central Florida is 44.7% White, 28.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.76% Black or African American, 7.14% Asian, 4.39% Two or More Races, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.116% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 731 students (1.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4,198 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 (9,485 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5519 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Central Florida is General Psychology (1,456 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (887 degrees) and Registered Nursing (773 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Engineering (1,789 degrees awarded), English (434 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (1,163 degrees).

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 (535,046 people), Software developers (493,698 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (355,441 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (343,370 people), and Civil engineers (285,603 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Central Florida in 2022 are Engineering (1,789 degrees awarded), English (434 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (1,163 degrees), Psychology (1,547 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (833 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Engineering (1,789 degrees awarded), English (434 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (1,163 degrees), Psychology (1,547 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (833 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (879,432 people), Computer Systems Design (634,695 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (602,543 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (484,777 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (403,991 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Central Florida are Engineering (1,789 degrees awarded), English (434 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (1,163 degrees), Psychology (1,547 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (833 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 1,456 degrees awarded
  2. 887 degrees awarded
  3. 773 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Central Florida was General Psychology with 1,456 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7,984
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
12,182
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 7,984 degrees were awarded to men at University of Central Florida, which is 0.655 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (12,182).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 483 degrees were awarded to men at University of Central Florida in General Business, which is 1.41 times more than the 342 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1213 degrees were awarded to men at University of Central Florida in General Psychology, which is 4.46 times more than the 272 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% 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, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (88%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Central Florida is Female and Asian (88% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.28% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,485 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,519 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    2,166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Central Florida is white (9,485 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (5519 degrees).

0.65% of degree recipients (131 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    5,677 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,808 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    3,385 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Central Florida is white female (5,677 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3808 degrees).

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Operations

University of Central Florida employs 381 Associate professors, 358 Professors and 317 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Central Florida are Male Professor (259), Male Associate professor (222), and Female Lecturer (176).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Central Florida are: Business and Financial Operations, with 668 employees, Management, with 512 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 468 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $134M - Federal
  2. $15.7M - State
  3. $801k - Local

As of 2022, University of Central Florida received $134M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.7M from state grants and contracts, and $801k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$595M
2022 Salaries
3.57%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Central Florida paid a median of $595M in salaries, a 3.57% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$157M
Instructional Salaries
1,517
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Central Florida paid a total of $157M to 1,517 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
381 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
668 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Central Florida were Associate professor with 381 employees, Professor with 358 employees, and Lecturer with 317 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Central Florida were Business and Financial Operations with 668 employees, Management with 512 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 468 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Central Florida was Male Professor with 259 employees, Male Associate professor with 222 employees, and Female Lecturer with 176 employees.

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

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