UF earns second straight No. 1 for online program

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For the second straight year, the U.S. News & World Report ranked UF as the No. 1 institution in the country to offer an online bachelor’s program.

According to a UF release, U.S. News also recognized the university as the country’s top institution for veterans and active-duty service members to earn an online bachelor’s degree.

The top veterans ranking, achieved for the first time, recognized graduation rates and student retention, faculty credentials and UF’s certification for participation in the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program.

“The recognition of the university’s online bachelor’s degree program is a tribute to the team that develops and delivers that program and the students who challenge the program to be the best,” said Andrew McCollough, UF associate provost and director of UF’s Office of Teaching and Technology, in a press release. “Whether we are serving veterans, working parents, career professionals or traditional students, this evaluation suggests we are moving in the right direction.”

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The U.S. News rankings also recognized other online programs. UF’s bachelor’s in business administration was ranked as the No. 1 online business bachelor’s program in the nation and the online bachelor’s degree program in psychology was ranked No. 4.

In the U.S. News report, UF’s online master’s programs ranked among the top in the country, including education (No. 1), business administration (No. 4), engineering (No. 12) and UF’s non-MBA business programs (No. 31). 

“Our nationally recognized faculty and staff have established an impactful, fulfilling and supportive online educational environment that results in exceptional student outcomes,” said Joe Glover, UF’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, in the press release. “The success of UF’s online degree programs exemplifies the university’s commitment to high-quality offerings across platforms.”

In September, U.S. News ranked UF the No. 5 public university in the country for the second straight year.

Over the past year, UF announced in July it reached $1 billion in annual research spending, placing UF among a preeminent group of about 15 public research universities nationwide. In May 2022, Heartland Forward ranked UF No. 1  among public universities in moving research innovations from the lab to the marketplace.

Also over the last year, U.S. News and World Report recognized UF Health as the state’s top-ranked medical school and the top pediatric medical center in Florida.

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