UCF Graduate Program Ranked #9 by U.S. News & World Report


    By Jacob Engels


    The University of Central Florida’s Counselor Education program has earned a top-10 ranking in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools guide. The program placed ninth in the nation in rankings released this week, up two spots from last year. A second College of Education program – Special Education – ranked No. 16.


    “It is gratifying to see our programs in Counselor Education and Special Education receive this recognition on a national stage,” said Dean Sandra L. Robinson of the College of Education. “Our faculty and staff bring passion and excellence to their work and that is reflected in the success of our students as well as our programs.”


    The East Orlando Post reached out to UCF to determine the enrollement size, graduation rate, and growth rates the Couselor Education program has seen and Gene Kruckmeyer, UCF’s News & Information Editor provided us with the following answers —



    How many are currently enrolled in the counselor education program?


    We currently have 306 students enrolled in the program.



    What is the graduation rate?


    Our conselor education program has a particularly high graduation rate. Over 92 percent of the students enrolled in the program end up finishing.



    What growth have you seen in past 5 years?


    In the past five years, the program has seen a 41 percent increase in students enrolling.



    Next week, we are going to sit down with Gene and discuss some of the other UCF programs that were ranked in the study and how they compare.



    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other business and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com