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Press Release for Friday, November 4, 2016

UNF Ranks Top 10 Among Top Online Colleges for 2017

Media Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192


The University of North Florida has been recognized by SR Education Group as one of the top university’s offering high quality online education at the best value. UNF was in the Top 10 among 25 universities across the country that made the list.

UNF was ranked No. 9 for academic strength, affordability and providing high quality online education, topping the University of Central Florida at No. 11 and Florida International University at No. 15. All colleges on the list have annual tuition rates of $15,000 or less. For the full ranking, visit

“Being nationally recognized for our online programs is a testament to the exceptional education offered at the University,” said UNF President John Delaney.

This latest recognition comes on the heels of UNF receiving several other national designations, including “Best Regional University” by U.S. News & World Report, “Best in the Southeast” by Princeton Review, “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges 2016” by Washington Monthly, 2017 “Best College” by College Factual and the national 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine.

The Top Online Colleges methodology employs manually researched, degree-specific tuition rates along with data from the National Center for Education Statistics. For schools that met the criteria, academic strength factors and annual tuition rates were entered into a proprietary algorithm to determine value score and rank order. The result is a ranking that highlights schools with records of academic success and commitment to affordability.

SR Education Group’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, visit

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.