The University of Florida sets a new standard as a modern research university with national recognition for both traditional classroom programs and online pathways. UF Online, UF’s online undergraduate experience, has now risen to No. 4 in the country for best online bachelor’s programs according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings.
With foresight and investment from the State of Florida, UF has been able to launch a fully online set of bachelor’s programs delivered by UF’s award-winning faculty. The program serves just over 4,000 undergraduates and offers 25 UF degree programs. Now at No. 4, it’s time to stand up and holler because the Gator Nation is showing the country what’s possible when it focuses on expansive access through academic excellence via more versatile learning formats and programs.
Also announced today, U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings recognize UF Online as the No. 2 online bachelor’s program in the country for our veterans. This separate list of rankings by U.S. News recognizes universities that provide excellent online education paired with robust support for student veterans and active duty service members. Through UF Online, students have access to UF’s renowned faculty and degree programs but also the UF Collegiate Veterans Success Center, Office of Student Veteran Success, and Collegiate Veterans Society—wherever their orders take them. View our full profile on the list for veterans here.
With the rise to #4 in the nation for online bachelor’s, UF Online moves up and above the longstanding online programs at Arizona State University and Penn State World Campus. The rise to No. 4 can be attributed to UF Online’s success in categories such as: average class size (29), affordable tuition, faculty credentials, selective admissions, technologies and services available to students (ranked No. 1 nationally), the low debt of graduates, and the strong academic outcomes of UF Online students, including high student retention and degree completion.
“All UF Online programs are taught by our campus faculty, with affordable tuition and fees, and our online Gators earn the very same degrees as their residential peers. This model is unique in the country and I’m so proud to see it recognized by U.S. News in 2020 as a top approach to online learning,” said Evangeline Tsibris Cummings, Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online.
UF Online is made possible by 10 colleges and hundreds of faculty, academic advisors, and staff, all working to deliver hundreds of online courses to thousands of online students each semester. Launched just six years ago, UF Online has celebrated the graduation of over 2,000 Gators. The online undergraduate degree in computer science is the largest UF Online program.
Review the rankings for the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs on the U.S. News site. Read more details about UF Online in its U.S. News profile. Visit the UF Online web page for more information, including how to apply by the summer application deadline of February 3 and fall application deadline of May 4, 2020.
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