The UCF College of Community Innovation and Education brings together academic programs focused on building stronger communities. The college is home to a wide variety of disciplines and established partnerships, where we work on innovative solutions to complex social issues that affect communities throughout Central Florida and beyond.

Our teaching, service and research aim to improve society starting with the lives of individuals within our communities. We want to help establish a new social equilibrium, one that starts with equity.

As the anchor college to UCF Downtown, select academic programs are housed in downtown Orlando. This location offers students numerous opportunities to engage in community-based experiences, including internships, practicums and research — all in  the heart of the Orlando.

We offer numerous degree, minor and certificate programs.
Our programs are located on the main campus and UCF Downtown.
We have eight departments and schools across different disciplinary fields.
We are a unique college, one that brings together scholars, students and staff members from a wide variety of academic disciplines to work together, and with members of local, national and international communities, to address the most pressing and complex social issues of our time.
Dean Pamela "Sissi" Carroll


Best Graduate Programs (2023)

Emergency and Crisis Management
Nonprofit Management
Criminal Justice
Public Administration
Public Budgeting and Finance
Best Public Administration School
Health Care Management
Best Education School

Best Online Graduate Programs (2023)

Criminal Justice
Master's of Education

in scholarships available


external research funding

Our Mission and Vision

The College of Community Innovation and Education's mission is to educate and empower leaders to serve a diverse society through innovative instruction, strong partnerships and transformative scholarship.

The College of Community Innovation and Education's vision transcends traditional university boundaries to engage faculty and students with the social and economic fabric of thriving, modern communities.

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