University of Florida… in South Florida?

University of Florida… in South Florida?

The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant university which has operated solely from its campus in Gainesville, Florida, since 1906. UF has IFAS (Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences) extension offices in counties all across the state, and the Everglades Research & Education Center in Belle Glade – and now there are plans in the works for a graduate campus in West Palm Beach.

In late 2021, the City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, and the University of Florida began discussions to open a graduate campus in downtown West Palm Beach to offer degrees in business, finance, science, and engineering. And more recently, the University of Florida is in the works to acquire the Scripps Research campus in Jupiter, Florida – a leading center of medical, bioscience, and health research.

Linnie Supall of WPTV reached out to the Palm Beach County Gator Club® to get their comments on UF expanding their footprint in Palm Beach County:

5 months ago, the University of Florida was named a Top 5 Public University by U.S. News & World Report – and just 2 weeks ago, named the #1 Online Bachelor’s Program by the same group.

Between the upcoming graduate campus in West Palm Beach and the acquisition of a world-renowned bioscience research facility in Jupiter, this only solidifies the University of Florida’s commitment to research in science, medicine, and healthcare.

You can find Supall’s entire article on WPTV’s website.

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