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UCF, a top-tier public research university renowned for driving innovation and delivering broad-based prosperity, continues to distinguish itself in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. In these influential 2023-24 rankings, nine College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate programs rank in the top 75 in the nation in their respective fields. Among them is the materials science and engineering program, which ranked No. 51 in the U.S. and No. 32 among public universities.

A total of 21 UCF graduate programs rank in the top 100 of their fields, with four programs in the top 25 and nearly a dozen showing marked advancement.

“These rankings highlight UCF’s longstanding commitment to student success and academic excellence,” says President Alexander N. Cartwright. “Our outstanding graduate programs provide students with opportunities to earn high-quality advanced degrees in vital and impactful fields of study that improve the quality of life for our region and have a positive impact on society.”

UCF’s master’s and doctoral programs are critical in addressing workforce shortages and fostering job growth in high-demand fields such as education, business and healthcare.

“Our latest rankings underscore UCF’s unwavering focus on advancing the quality of our academic programs as we prepare students to excel in the global marketplace,” says Michael D. Johnson, UCF’s provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “I am grateful for our faculty’s focus on excellence and commitment to continuously elevating our scholarship, research, and societal impact.”

UCF is a public research university invested in unleashing the potential within every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation, and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities it serves. Ultimately, these rankings represent the drive, effort and dedication of our students, faculty, staff, and leaders to positively change the world.