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Press Release for Friday, May 31, 2019

SR Education Group Ranks UNF a 2019 Best, Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online College

Media Contact: Amanda Ennis, PR Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192


The University of North Florida has been named a 2019 Best and Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online College by SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher.


“This recognition spotlights the good work that students and employees across campus are doing to help UNF be among the best choices for LGBTQ students,” said Kaitlin Legg, UNF LGBT Resource Center director. “The University community can be proud to know that they make a difference in creating an inclusive climate.”


On the  Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly list , UNF ranked No. 5 in the nation for the second year in a row. The schools on this list are committed to affordability and offer various online degree programs that cost less than $13,000 per year.


UNF was ranked among the top 68 accredited institutions on the  Best LGBTQ-Friendly list that have adopted policies and/or practices that demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity for LGBTQ students and have at least 15 online degree options.


“UNF's LGBT Resource Center ensures that inclusion is weaved into the fabric of what we do as Ospreys, that's why students who value diversity, whether they are in person or online, seek UNF,” said Legg. “When students are free to be their best, most authentic selves, when diversity of identity, experience and opinion is welcomed and affirmed, everyone can thrive.”


For the LGBTQ-friendly lists, SR Education Group considered schools that have been awarded four or more stars on the Campus Pride Index . Campus Pride is a nonprofit organization that generates national standards and assessment tools for LGBTQ-friendly institutions of higher education. The index rates schools based on a five-star scale that incorporates eight LGBTQ-friendly factors.


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.


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.