Move aside Ohio State, the second largest (by student enrollment) university in the USA now belongs to the University of Central Florida having among its ranks 56,235 students. Arizona State is ranked number one with more than 70,400 students.
Florida schools are advancing in research along with the increase in size, and these new numbers show that Central Florida's support from state funding and business relationships is helping the institutions to grow even in a slower economy. With UCF's new medical school, among other growths in programs, the Central Florida school is growing in quality options and its population. Orlando area residents will find that Florida schools K-12 are great, and that the program options offered for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees are growing.
UCF's growth is reinforced by a commitment to high quality standards in faculty and students. This past fall's freshman class had an average high school GPA of 3.8.
Both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida made the list as well, showing up 5th and 10th respectively.