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 College of Central Florida 

Name: College of Central Florida
President/CEO: Dr. Jim Henningsen
City: Ocala
State: Florida
Campus Setting: City: Small
Year Established: 1957

Board website:


College of Central Florida


Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015 IPEDS Data

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 7,452
Part Time: 60%
Fulltime: 40%

Female: 62%
Male: 38%

African-American: 13%
Asian: 2%
Hispanic: 15%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 1%


 Dr. Jim Henningsen

Dr. Jim Henningsen

 Robert Durrance

Robert Durrance
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“At the College of Central Florida, we change lives. Our vision is to be the first choice for quality higher education in our community, and for nearly 60 years, we have been the education hub in our tricounty service area. Our students are our number one priority. With more than 70 academic programs, CF is dedicated to preparing students for high-skill, high-wage careers that positively impact the socioeconomic vitality of our community."

Interesting Facts

  • College of Central Florida is ranked among the top 150 colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence.
  • The college partners with the local workforce board to provide the Talent Center at the College of Central Florida, helping individuals transition from classroom to career. The Guaranteed Graduate Program assures the quality of CF graduates by providing additional, no-cost training for CF students if they are found to be deficient in any area related to their academic program.
  • Among CF’s award-winning programs is Dental Assisting, which provides dental care for indigent community members through a partnership with the Marion County Health Department. The program has received a Model Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Florida College System Chancellor’s Best Practice Award for Innovation and Excellence, and the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award.
  • CF takes great pride in its Appleton Museum of Art, which offers temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities.
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