Educational Sites

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 (e.g., bachelor of science in nursing, bachelor of science in photography) that capitalizes on the benefits of local industry and collaborative educational partnerships with state and community colleges.

Educational sites are also referred to as instructional sites by UCF’s regional 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.

If you are considering offering a course or program off the main Orlando campus that is not included in the current inventory of approved off-campus instructional sites, contact Hank Lewis.


UCF Cocoa 1519 Clearlake Rd., Bldg. 3, Cocoa, FL 32922
UCF Daytona Beach 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
UCF Downtown 500 West Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801
UCF Executive Development Center 36 West Pine St., Orlando, FL 32801
UCF Health Science Campus at Lake Nona 6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827
UCF Leesburg 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788
UCF at Lockheed Martin* 5600 Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819
UCF Ocala 3001 S. W. College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474
UCF Palm Bay 250 Community College Pkwy., Bldg. 3, Palm Bay, FL 32909
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management 9907 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
UCF Sanford/Lake Mary 100 Weldon Blvd., Partnership Center, Sanford, FL 32773
UCF South Lake 1250 N. Hancock Rd., Clermont, FL 34711
UCF Valencia East 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trl., Orlando, FL 32825
UCF Valencia Osceola 1800 Denn John Ln., Bldg. 4, Kissimmee, FL 34744
UCF Valencia School of Public Safety 8600 Valencia College Ln., Orlando, FL 32825
UCF Valencia West 1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Bldg. 11, Orlando, FL 32811

*Note: This location is only available to Lockheed Martin employees.


Establishing a New Educational Site

In accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as with institutional accreditation standards, all off-campus educational sites require 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.

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 8.0009 defines an instructional site as a temporary instructional unit of a university, apart from the main campus, that provides a limited range of instructional programs or courses leading to a college degree, in facilities not owned by the institution.

For approval of off-campus educational sites, the SACSCOC definition will be used.

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.



Hank Lewis
Assistant Director



For more information, see the following university, BOG, and SACSCOC policies and other resources: