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CF Best in Student-Teacher Ratio in Florida College System

Aug. 26, 2013

The College of Central Florida has the Best Student-Teacher Ratio among Florida College System institutions and is ninth in the state overall, according to the College Database. CF has a student-to-teacher ratio of 19 to 1.

The announcement comes on the heels of a No. 8 ranking in affordability by the U.S. Department of Education and a top 10 percent ranking in quality by the Aspen Institute.

“We are proud of this newest recognition,” said Dr. Jim Henningsen, CF president. “The low student-teacher ratio, quality instruction and affordability are a winning combination for any student. At CF, our vision is to be the first choice for quality higher education in our community, and this announcement is testimony to our commitment.”

To determine the student-teacher ratios, the College Database considered accredited and degree-granting four-year colleges and universities with student-teacher ratios of less than 20 to 1 and total enrollment exceeding 5,000 full-time and part-time students. Private, for-profit colleges were excluded.

In June, the Department of Education announced that CF was No. 8 in affordability with tuition and fees 66.9 percent below the national average of $7,135 for public four-year or above institutions. Only one other Florida College System institution ranked as more affordable than CF: Palm Beach College at No. 7 with a difference of $41.

CF has been ranked among the top 10 percent of community colleges twice by the Aspen Institute, which evaluates how much students learn, how many complete their programs on time, and how well students do in the job market after graduating.

The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about educational options both nationally and locally to students, parents, and other interested parties. This goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access.

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