UCF offers programming not only at its main Orlando campus but also at several other educational sites across Central Florida. UCF’s extended presence in these locations allows the university to fulfill its mission of access to quality higher education, providing opportunities to students who would otherwise face undue challenges in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Some educational sites provide destination programming that capitalizes on the benefits of local industry and collaborative educational partnerships with state and community colleges. For instance, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management is strategically situated in the heart of Orlando’s travel and tourism economy.
Educational sites are also referred to as instructional sites by UCF’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Below is a list of UCF’s instructional sites that are approved by SACSCOC to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate. A current inventory of approved off-campus instructional sites with associated programs and programming thresholds can be found here.
If you are considering offering a course or program off the main Orlando campus that is not included in the below list of approved off-campus instructional sites, contact Hank Lewis.
UCF Educational Sites approved by SACSCOC to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate
EDUCATIONAL SITE NAME
|UCF Cocoa||1519 Clearlake Rd., Bldg. 3, Cocoa, FL 32922||≥ 50%|
|UCF Daytona Beach||1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114||≥ 50%|
|UCF Downtown||500 West Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801||≥ 50%|
|UCF Health Science Campus at Lake Nona||6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827||≥ 50%|
|UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management||9907 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819||≥ 50%|
|UCF Sanford/Lake Mary||100 Weldon Blvd., Partnership Center, Sanford, FL 32773||≥ 50%|
|UCF South Lake||1250 N. Hancock Rd., Clermont, FL 34711||≥ 50%|
|UCF Valencia East||701 N. Econlockhatchee Trl., Orlando, FL 32825||≥ 50%|
|UCF Valencia Osceola||1800 Denn John Ln., Bldg. 4, Kissimmee, FL 34744||≥ 50%|
|UCF Valencia West||1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Bldg. 11, Orlando, FL 32811||≥ 50%|
UCF Educational Sites authorized by SACSCOC to offer 25 to 49 percent of a degree program or graduate certificate
EDUCATIONAL SITE NAME
|Health First Training Center||3470 N. U.S. Highway 1, Melbourne, FL 32935||25-49%|
|Orlando Repertory Theatre||1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803||25-49%|
|Professional Development Learning Center||2320 New Beginnings Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34744||25-49%|
|SCPS Educational Support Center||400 East Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773||25-49%|
Establishing a New Educational Site
In accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as with institutional accreditation standards, off-campus instructional locations meeting certain criteria require notification and/or approval prior to implementation of academic programming.
SACSCOC defines an off-campus instructional site as a location at which a student may earn 25 percent or more of the credits required as part of an academic degree program or a graduate certificate. To comply with SACSCOC’s reporting requirements, UCF must notify SACSCOC prior to any program’s reaching this 25 percent threshold.
If a unit is planning to offer 50 percent or more of the total requirements for a degree program or graduate certificate at an off-campus educational site, UCF must seek prior approval from SACSCOC. This process includes submitting a prospectus and, in certain circumstances, hosting an on-site review team. In the resources section below are some of the required documents that must be developed in collaboration with Academic Program Quality as part of the prospectus writing process. Typically, approval takes between twelve and eighteen months to obtain, but this time period may be extended if the new site also requires approval by the Florida Board of Governors. Sample timelines are also provided in the resources below.
Additional institutional or Florida Board of Governor’s (BOG) approval may be required in accordance with BOG Regulation 8.009 (Educational Sites) and UCF Regulation 2.034 (Educational Sites).
For more information, see the following university, BOG, and SACSCOC policies and other resources:
- UCF Regulation 2.034 – Educational Sites
- BOG Regulation 8.009 – Educational Sites
- Prospectus Planning Questionnaire to Establish a New UCF Educational Site Offering 50 Percent or More of a Program
- Comparison of Florida Board of Governor’s Requirements for a New Educational Site and SACSCOC Requirements for a New Educational Site
- Timeline to Establish a New Educational Site requiring SACSCOC approval – for an anticipated Spring 2022 start date