GAINESVILLE, FL--Earlier this month, 214 UF Online students became Gator graduates during Spring Commencement weekend.
The total number of Gator graduates through the UF Online pathway has now reached 1,898. This semester’s graduate pool is made up of about 90% Florida residents and 10% out-of-state residents, from states including California, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and 11 others. The average age of this semester’s graduate is 31.
While UF Online offers 21 majors through 10 UF colleges, this semester’s graduate pool represented 18 different majors. The top majors by number of spring graduates are: Business Administration, B.S.; Criminology, B.A.; Sociology, B.A.; Health Education & Behavior, B.S.; Sport Management, B.S.; and Biology, B.A.
UF Online students earn the same UF degrees and walk in the same commencement ceremonies as their on-campus counterparts. Many UF Online students and their families traveled to Gainesville for the weekend’s celebrations, including a UF Online reception honoring their graduation milestone. Staff and faculty gathered to celebrate the graduates on Friday, May 3rd at the F Club in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“We couldn’t be prouder of these Gator grads and were so pleased to celebrate their dedication to excellence,” says Evangeline Tsibris Cummings, Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online. “I welcome them to the distinguished group of UF alumni around the world and look forward to seeing their many future accomplishments.”
In May 2019, both Angel Pinkerton (left) and daughter Morgan celebrated graduating from UF. Angel earned a bachelor’s in business administration via the UF Online pathway and Morgan earned a master’s in entomology and nematology. Read their stories here.
See more photos from the commencement reception in our Facebook album.
The University of Florida, ranked No. 8 in the list of top 10 best public universities by U.S. News & World Report, launched UF Online in January 2014. UF Online was ranked No. 5 in the 2019 rankings for the best online programs in the country by U.S. News. Students can select from 21 majors across a variety of disciplines as well as seven minors and work with a dedicated academic advisor to design their own academic pathway. Degree programs are continually being added. Visit ufonline.ufl.edu to learn more.