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Quick Facts about UCF

Facts at a Glance

  • History
  • Classifications (Carnegie, SACS, SREB)
  • Academic Programs
  • Average Faculty Salary
  • Budget & Expenditures
  • Campus Size
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Employees by Category
  • Enrollment & Diversity
  • Facilities
  • Foundation
  • Freshmen Profile
  • General Information
  • Library Holdings
  • Residence Halls
  • Student Credit Hours
  • Student/Faculty Ratio
  • Student Headcount
  • Tuition & Fees

Brief Early History

  • Established June 10, 1963; Laws of Florida, Chapter 63-347 (Senate bill 125)
  • Original Name: Florida Technological University (February 1, 1966)
  • Name changed to University of Central Florida by the Florida Legislature on December 6, 1978
  • Construction began: January 1967; Official Groundbreaking: March 19, 1967
  • First Academic Building: Library
  • Dedication & First classes: October 7, 1968
  • First commencement: June 1970, 423 graduates
  • First doctoral degree granted: 1977/78
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