UCF offers academic programming not only at its main Orlando campus but also at several instructional locations across Central Florida, which allows the university to fulfill its mission and strategic plan of expanding student access, broadening learning pathways, and extending UCF’s physical and digital footprints in support of business migration and population growth in Florida.
Instructional locations are also referred to as off-campus instructional sites by UCF’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or educational sites by the Florida Board of Governors. Below is a list of UCF’s instructional locations that are approved by SACSCOC to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate. A current inventory of approved instructional locations with associated programs and programming thresholds can be found here.
Instructional Locations approved by SACSCOC to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate
|INSTRUCTIONAL LOCATION NAME||ADDRESS|
|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 Health Science Campus at Lake Nona||6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827|
|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 West||1800 S. Kirkman Rd., Bldg. 11, Orlando, FL 32811|
Instructional Locations authorized by SACSCOC to offer 25 to 49 percent of a degree program or graduate certificate
|INSTRUCTIONAL LOCATION NAME||ADDRESS|
|Health First Training Center||3470 N. U.S. Highway 1, Melbourne, FL 32935|
|Orlando Family Stage||1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803|
|Professional Development Learning Center||2320 New Beginnings Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34744|
|SCPS Educational Support Center||400 East Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773|
Establishing a New Instructional Location
In accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as with institutional accreditation standards, 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 instructional location, 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 12-18 months to obtain, but this time period may be extended if the new location also requires approval by the Florida Board of Governors.
Additional institutional or Florida Board of Governor’s (FLBOG) approval may be required in accordance with FLBOG Regulation 8.009 (Educational Sites) and UCF Regulation 2.034 (Educational Sites).
Academic Compliance Specialist407.823.6639
Associate Director for Accreditation Monitoring and Reporting407.823.1014
For more information, see the following university, FLBOG, and SACSCOC policies and other resources:
- UCF Regulation 2.034 – Educational Sites
- FLBOG Regulation 8.009 – Educational Sites
- Prospectus Planning Questionnaire to Establish a New UCF Instructional Location 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 Off-Campus Instructional Site