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Why UCF Connect

With 11 locations across Central Florida, UCF provides you access to flexible degree programs–at a location near you or online.

Your local campus offers programs and services, as well as smaller class sizes, personalized advising and expert faculty. Visit a specific location page for a list of programs and the Resource Guide for available services.

Design Your Education

At a regional campus, you can build a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Meet with your local advisor to design an educational plan that’s right for you, including the option to attend class in a classroom, online or a mix of both.

Save Your Money

Did you know UCF is ranked one of the best educational values in the country? Not only does UCF offer you one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation, but attending class in your community also saves you money on other costs such as gas, tolls and wear-and-tear on your car. Plus, many students can live at home and save the cost of room and board.

It’s Your Time

Whether you work or have family responsibilities (or both), losing the commute and staying close to home and work frees up your schedule—and makes finishing your bachelor’s degree more convenient than ever. Plus, with convenient online options, you can finish your degree on your schedule.

Our Partners

UCF and your community/state college have a unique partnership—that’s how we make your transition to a bachelor’s degree program efficient and worry-free. Through programs such as DirectConnect™ to UCF and 2+2, we help you start preparing early for the transition to UCF. Due to these partnerships, students at College of Central Florida, Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College, and Valencia College have guaranteed access to UCF through DirectConnect™ to UCF.


The vision of UCF Connect is to offer innovative approaches to providing access and opportunity through expanding partnerships, advancing technologies, and discovering new methods to make a positive impact on constituents’ lives and learning. Through its collaborations with internal and external partners, UCF Connect challenges traditional models in order to develop sustainable growth and to maintain a commitment to excellence that transforms the lives for future generations of students.


Directly guided by its core activities, UCF Connect provides targeted and intentional programs and services to its constituents. UCF Connect applies its expertise in student support, program development, innovation, and partnership to ensure a quality, diverse, and inclusive experience. UCF Connect channels these into outstanding and measurable value that improves the lives and functions of students, faculty, staff, and internal and external stakeholders.