Also see the college’s 2016-17 Fact Sheet.

Academics

Research Highlights

  • Shawn Lawrence (Social Work) received a $915,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to train students and local health care providers to use the SBIRT protocol, shown to reduce and prevent substance abuse disorders.
  • Kristina Fisher (Criminal Justice) is the UCF principal investigator for a $2.2 M National Institute of Justice grant in which she, Roberto Potter (Criminal Justice) and Kim Gryglewicz (Social Work) are partnering with Brevard Public Schools to learn what works to make schools safe.
  • Jennifer Kent-Walsh (Communication Sciences and Disorders) secured a $437,812 grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the impact of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention program for preschool children with severe speech disabilities.
  • Naim Kapucu (Public Administration) and Boo Hyun Nam (UCF Engineering) received a $135,000 grant from the South Korean Institute of Agricultural Science to benchmark hazard response systems in the U.S. and enhance response systems in rural Korea.

Service Highlights

  • Many of the college’s students gain real-world experience while addressing needs in the community through service-learning. For example, more than 500 health services administration majors annually complete a semester-long internship in a health care organization.
  • Many of the college’s faculty members share their professional expertise by serving on boards or as consultants to local, state and national organizations. Others hold leadership positions in regional and national organizations.
  • College alumni serve the nation and region in many ways. For example:
    • The police chief for the cities of Atlantic Beach, Apopka, Lake Mary, Oakland, Ocoee and Titusville in Florida, as well as the UCF Police Department, are graduates of the college’s criminal justice or public administration programs.
    • The managers of Lake, Osceola, Sarasota and St. Lucie counties in Florida are graduates of the college’s public administration programs.
    • The vice president/COO of Health First Palm Bay Hospital is a two-time graduate of the college’s health management and informatics programs.
    • The president/CEO of the Florida Health Care Coalition is a graduate of the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs.

Community Partnerships

  • The college has an extensive network of partnerships with public and private organizations that focus on strengthening communities.
  • The college houses the Center for Community Partnerships, which supports the development of community-based partnerships.
  • The college also houses the Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation, which assists school districts and communities interested in establishing a comprehensive community school.

Affiliated Organizations

Students

Preliminary Spring 2017
Undergraduate students – 8,411
Graduate students – 1,627
  Master’s      1,414
  Doctoral         173
  Other               60
TOTAL STUDENTS – 10,058

Faculty & Staff

Fall 2016
Full-time
Faculty members – 182
Staff members – 108
TOTAL EMPLOYEES – 290

Top 100

Six academic programs in the college are ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report Graduate Schools (March 2016):best-grad-programs-generic

  • Master of Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences – Health Services Administration Track*
  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders*
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Social Work

* Largest program of its kind in the nation

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