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U.S. News & World Report ranks UNF as a top 50 ‘Best Online Program’

student sitting with her laptop looking at the camera The University of North Florida has earned high rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs list, landing in the top 50 in the nation for its online bachelor’s programs as well as earning recognition for the online master’s in education program.

UNF’s online programs are praised for their continual student support and programming adaption to provide personalized attention to promote success, such as partnering students with local organizations to get real-world experience.

UNF’s Master’s in Education is recognized for its strong traditional academic foundations based on student-instructor access, graduation rates, and instructor credentials.

For the 2023 edition of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, U.S. News ranked schools based on four categories:

  • Engagement: Quality online bachelor's degree programs promote participation in courses, allowing students opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and classmates, as is possible in a campus-based setting. In turn, instructors not only are accessible and responsive but they also are tasked with helping to create an experience rewarding enough that students stay enrolled and complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Services and Technologies: Programs that incorporate diverse online learning technologies allow greater flexibility for students to take classes from a distance. Outside of classes, strong support structures provide learning assistance, career guidance and financial aid resources commensurate with quality campus-based programs.
  • Faculty Credentials and Training: Strong online programs employ instructors with academic credentials that mirror those of instructors for campus-based programs, and they have the resources to train these instructors to teach distance learners.
  • Peer Assessment: A survey of high-ranking academic officials helps account for intangible factors affecting program quality that are not captured by statistics. Also, employers may hold in high regard degrees earned from programs that academics respect.

View the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs.