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UCF ranks among nation’s most applied-to universities

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It’s common knowledge that University of Central Florida is the largest university in Florida. Turns out, the university could bill itself as the state’s most frequently applied-to school, as well. The site eCollegeFinder recently designed a map that portrays the most applied-to college in each state based on the number of undergraduate applications the institutions received. UCF, centrally located in ... Read More »

UT Arlington touted as a national model for public universities

The University of Texas at Arlington could hardly have written the news release in more glowing terms. “As the nation struggles to find new ways to increase college access and completion rates while lowering costs, a handful of ‘Next Generation Universities’ are embracing key strategies that make them models for national reform,” the New America Foundation said in releasing a ... Read More »

University of Central Florida launches new undergrad program in photonics

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A new undergraduate program approved this week at the University of Central Florida (UCF) will help the U.S. stay competitive in global technology as well as broaden the path for students seeking rewarding careers in the important field of optics and photonics, say leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The UCF Board of Trustees announced a ... Read More »

Florida universities plan to expand online degree programs

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By Denise-Marie Ordway State education leaders want to boost the number of Floridians with college degrees.  The State University System is investigating ways to expand online education as a way to help more Floridians earn college degrees. A committee of the Board of Governors, which oversees Florida’s public universities, met Monday to discuss boosting the number of bachelor’s and graduate ... Read More »

US: Most universities asking for full 15 percent tuition hike

All but two of 11 state universities will ask the Florida Board of Governors for a 15 percent tuition increase this year, bucking Gov. Rick Scott’s push to hold down the cost of a college education. In filings with the board, every institution except the University of Florida asked the governors for the maximum increase allowed under the state’s “differential ... Read More »

Governor Endorses PMU & UCF Collaboration

Eastern Province Governor, HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz approved an agreement between Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) and University of Central Florida (UCF) in the US. The Governor and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at PMU patronized this collaboration for joint research and strategic study programs and applauded the efforts of PMU administration. “PMU fulfills ... Read More »

US: NASA budget cuts targeted by universities

Bake sales and car washes are staples of cheerleading squads and marching bands. Can these fundraising pastimes also save NASA’s planetary exploration program from budget cuts? Probably not. But a group of nine universities and organizations are each planning a car wash and bake sale in a larger effort to bring attention to the financial condition of the space agency’s ... Read More »

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