The college is the only publicly funded dental school in Florida and is a national leader in dental education[who?], research and service. As of 2005, 108 students were enrolled in the college. Since 1972 the college has graduated 1,940 dentists.
In 2008, the College of Dentistry was ranked 4th overall amongst all dental schools in the United States for research expenditures. For fiscal year 2008 the college received over $2 million in total research grants.