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Peer Institutions

The University of Central Florida uses three different peer groups for benchmarking:

Operational Peer Update – As of summer 2020, UCF developed a new list of 15 peer institutions for operational benchmarking purposes. The list will be held static for at least three years, supports the current Collective Impact Strategic Plan, and serves as a primary resource during the development of the next UCF Strategic Plan.

The selection process for new peers began by identifying a large pool of institutions using nationally published rankings and classification data. Next, the institutions were grouped using cluster analysis methods that considered factors including surrounding population, student body, faculty and financial characteristics, among others. This cluster analysis was performed as an iterative process, allowing for careful consideration at each step. Finally, administrative input was considered and the list was finalized.

This list of peers is maintained by IKM and is submitted to IPEDS for use in the annual Data Feedback Report.

Operational Peers

Arizona State University - TempeTempeAZ
Florida International UniversityMiamiFL
Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFL
George Mason UniversityFairfaxVA
Georgia State UniversityAtlantaGA
Louisiana State University - Baton RougeBaton RougeLA
North Carolina State University - RaleighRaleighNC
Portland State UniversityPortlandOR
University of CincinnatiCincinnatiOH
University of HoustonHoustonTX
University of KansasLawrenceKS
University of Missouri - ColumbiaColumbiaMO
University of North Carolina - CharlotteCharlotteNC
University of South Carolina - ColumbiaColumbiaSC
University of South FloridaTampaFL

University Innovation Alliance (UIA) Peers

Arizona State UniversityTempeAZ
Georgia State UniversityAtlantaGA
Iowa State UniversityAmesIA
Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMI
Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH
Oregon State UniversityCorvallisOR
Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteIN
The University of Texas at AustinAustinTX
University of California - RiversideRiversideCA
University of KansasLawrenceKS

State University System (SUS) of Florida Peers

Florida A&M UniversityTallahasseeFL
Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonFL
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFort MyersFL
Florida International UniversityMiamiFL
Florida Polytechnic UniversityLakelandFL
Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFL
New College of FloridaSarasotaFL
University of FloridaGainesvilleFL
University of North FloridaJacksonvilleFL
University of South FloridaTampaFL
University of West FloridaPensacolaFL