University of Central Florida is one of 11 public universities. Its 1,415-acre main campus provides modern facilities, most of which have wireless abilities, with 600 acres set aside for lakes, woodlands, and an arboretum. The current service area for UCF encompasses 11 counties including Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Lake, Levy, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties.
UCF's student body consists of 45,398 undergraduates and 8,205 graduate and professional students from all 67 Florida counties, all 50 states and 141 countries. Study abroad programs allow UCF students to study and conduct research in 42 programs in 21 countries.
The university currently houses twelve colleges that offer 90 bachelor's, 91 master's, 3 specialist, 29 doctoral and 1 professional degree.
In 1996, UCF established an institutional goal of expanding its services to include students who might not otherwise have access to higher education. The Center for Distributed Learning was created to leverage new opportunities for flexible, Web-based course delivery to benefit campus-based students as well as off-campus and distant students. UCF now offers over two dozen totally Web-based degree, degree-completion, and certificate programs, and hundreds of individual Web-based courses.
UCF offers online programs. All online programs and courses require that students be admitted to the University. All online baccalaureate programs are degree completion programs, so students entering these programs must have completed a Florida AA or AS degree, or otherwise meet UCF’s general education requirements. Graduate students must meet graduate admission requirements.