Everyone has heard the popular satirical acronym for UCF standing for “U Can’t Finish”, due to the difficulty of completing a four-year degree in that amount of time.
Well, that may not be the case anymore. According to the 2013-2014 University Annual Workplan released in June 2013, UCF has the third highest four-year graduation rate among major public Florida universities with over 5,000 students.
UCF has a 40% four year graduation rate, trailing the University of Florida at 67% and Florida State University at 61%. Notably, the University of South Florida has a combined 31% graduation rate between the Tampa and St.Pete campus. After the four aforementioned Florida universities, the closest four year graduation rate is the University of West Florida with a 26% four-year graduation rate.
The New College of Florida has a 57% four-year graduation rate, but their enrollment does not exceed 5,000 undergraduate students.
The report, also shows that UCF’s rapid pace is growth is not set to slow down. In the 2011-2012 academic school year, UCF awarded over 2,900 more bachelor degrees than any University in Florida. The workplan shows that UCF hopes to award 13,000 bachelor degrees in the 2015-2016 school year, which would exceed any University in Florida by over 4,000 bachelor degrees.