University of Central Florida

Serving Volusia and Flagler counties, UCF Daytona Beach is a state-supported, upper-level campus enrolling junior, senior and graduate students. UCF opened a local facility in 1968 specifically to serve students in East Central Florida who earn associate degrees from Daytona State and transfer students who complete two years (60 semester hours) at other approved public or private colleges and universities.

UCF is a member of the State University System and fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to regional accreditation agencies, a number of scientific, academic and professional bodies confer special accreditation to various UCF programs. UCF serves more than 46,000 students throughout Central Florida.

Direct Connect to UCF

Daytona State associate of arts degree students have a clear path to transfer to UCF through the university's nationally recognized Direct Connect program. Direct Connect guarantees admission to UCF for AA graduates and adds touch points that track students from their freshman year at DSC through their senior year at the university to ensure they stay on a path toward success.

In addition to increased academic advising, touch points include having students complete a career-assessment plan, confirm early major declaration, and complete skills workshops related to academic planning, financial literacy and other topics.

To get started on your path to UCF through Direct Connect, speak with your DSC academic advisor early in your freshman year.

Programs at UCF Daytona Beach

UCF offers a variety of program offerings at the Daytona Beach Campus. Students can complete the following undergraduate degrees, undergraduate minors and graduate degrees at UCF Daytona Beach.


  • Nursing
  • Photography