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From the President The University of Central Florida (UCF) is synonymous with the economic prosperity of Central Florida and the Sunshine State. Colleges College of Arts & Humanities Much of UCF’s impact derives from our drive to be America’s leading partnership College of Business Administration university. UCF’s collaborations with state, local and federal government leaders and College of Education & Human Performance private businesses led to the construction of the UCF College of Medicine at Lake Nona, College of Engineering & Computer Science which is the cornerstone of a Medical City featuring a growing cluster of biomedical College of Graduate Studies facilities. The Medical City – which is well on its way to producing thousands of jobs College of Health & Public Affairs and billions in annual economic impact – is said by many to be the biggest economic College of Medicine catalyst for Central Florida since Walt Disney World. College of Nursing College of Optics & Photonics As part of the Florida High Tech Corridor, research professors and students from UCF, College of Sciences the University of Florida and the University of South Florida work with companies from College of Undergraduate Studies throughout Central Florida to develop new technologies and innovations that create Rosen College of Hospitality Management well-paying jobs. In the Central Florida Research Park adjacent to the UCF campus, UCF The Burnett Honors College shares three partnership buildings with the Department of Defense and private industry that are at the heart of Florida’s thriving modeling, simulation and training industry. Academic Degree Programs (Fall 2015) That industry supports more than 1,000 companies, 60,700 jobs and nearly $5 billion in Baccalaureate Programs revenues. In addition, UCF is a leading partner with Osceola County and The Corridor in Master’s Programs 84 establishing the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research that is Specialist Programs 3 attracting companies to develop, test and manufacture sensors and photonic devices. Doctoral Programs 31 Professional (Medicine) 1 93 Partnerships also distinguish UCF on many other fronts. For instance, UCF is a founding member of the University Innovation Alliance, an unprecedented group of 11 large public research universities committed to eliminating family income as a predictor of Number of Degrees Awarded (as of Summer 2015) success in college. Through the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities, Baccalaureate UCF teams with Florida International University and the University of South Florida to better Master’s 46,000 serve the workforces in Florida’s largest urban centers. Specialist 603 Doctoral 4,050 230,929 UCF is becoming a national pacesetter in providing a high-value education that is accessible, affordable and impactful. Students are taking note. UCF attracts more Personnel (Fall 2015) students than any other Florida university, and for the past two years has enrolled the Teaching Faculty and Adjuncts most freshman National Merit Scholars in Florida. For stude