Colleges of Distinction


Coggin College of Business

  • Students in the Osprey Investment Group manage a $600,00 portfolio for the UNF Foundation.
  • The GlobalMBA program received the Best Practices in International Education and Learning Award from the International Education Knowledge Community.
  • The Coggin College of Business was selected as a test site for the new computer-administered CPA exam. About 300 First Coast accounting professionals and graduate students participated in the practice test.
  • Students continue to provide local economic data through the Local Economic Indicators Project.


 College of Arts and Sciences

  • The college has expanded the number of available master’s degree programs.
  • The addition of the Science and Engineering Building provides state-of-the-art labs and more space for science programs.
  • The Jazz Studies Program won several national ensemble and individual awards in the 26th annual Downbeat Student Music Awards.
  • Research opportunities for undergraduates continue to grow.

College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

  • Civil engineering and information systems programs received accreditation in fall 2003.
  • The college had its first graduates in mechanical engineering.
  • Research opportunities for graduate students expanded with a three-year agreement between the college, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Siemens Medical Solutions USA.
  • The Professor of the Year named by the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society is on the college’s faculty.
  • For the second consecutive year, the college exceeded $1 million in sponsored research.


College of Education and Human Services

  • More than 21 percent of new hires in Duval County are graduates of the College of Education and Human Services, making the college the largest provider of local teachers.
  • Alumni of the college have received Milken National Educator Awards and consistently have been named Teachers of the Year in Northeast Florida.
  • Students participated in about 2,000 field placements last year, totaling more than 180,000 hours of service and observation in local schools and community agencies.
  • College faculty and staff enhance pre-K to 12 education in Northeast Florida through grants and contracts worth more than $2 million annually.


College of Health

  • Faculty from the college helped to establish a community health program in Senegal.
  • The college’s grants and contracts doubled to $3.2 million in 2002-03.
  • A faculty member was named the 2003 American School Health Association Council Outstanding Researcher.
  • Graduates in all areas continue to score significantly above the national average on their licensing/certification exams.
  • The college has the only gross anatomy lab in Northeast Florida, the C. Stanton Green Anatomy Laboratory.