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 College of Central Florida 

Name: College of Central Florida
President: Jim Henningsen
City: Ocala
State: FL
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1958

Governing Board Website 

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment 
Total: 8,766
Part Time: 58.2%
Full Time: 41.8%

Male: 37.8%
Female: 62.2% 

African American: 13.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.6%
Hispanic: 10.0%
Native American: 0.3%
White: 67.8%
Other: 7.0%


 College of Central Florida President

Jim Henningsen

 College of Central Florida Board Chair

Ronald L. Ewers
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“At College of Central Florida, our vision is to be the first choice for quality higher education in our community. For more than 55 years, we have been the education hub in our tricounty service area, offering nearly 70 academic programs. We are dedicated to developing a highly talented, quality workforce to contribute to the economic development of our community. We accomplish this by focusing on our students. At College of Central Florida, we change lives."

Interesting Facts

  • College of Central Florida has twice been ranked among the top 120 colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, which aims to identify and replicate campuswide practices that significantly improve college student outcomes.
  • In December, CF graduated its first Bachelor of Applied Science students. The college is exploring additional baccalaureate degree offerings.
  • 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. The 81,910-square-foot facility boasts more than 18,000 objects.
  • For four years, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized CF as a Tree Campus USA for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.
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