GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Online, the University of Florida’s online bachelor’s degree program, is ranked No. 12 in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs in the country, up eight places from its previous spot at No. 20 in 2017.
This makes the University of Florida the top-ranked public university for online undergraduate programs in Florida, according to the U.S. News list.
UF Online was ranked twelfth, tied with Western Kentucky University, based on the following factors: student engagement (35 percent); student services and technology (25 percent); faculty credentials and training (20 percent); and peer reputation (20 percent).
“We are thrilled with this latest ranking and recognition from U.S. News,” says Evangeline Cummings, assistant provost and director of UF Online. “I am extremely proud of this campus and in particular, the accomplishments of our amazing UF faculty that have propelled UF up eight spots in the rankings since last year. The University of Florida’s commitment to being the best online undergraduate program in the nation is only fortified by these rankings, as we continue to deliver and expand academically rigorous programs paired with an engaging and rich student experience.”
Other interesting findings from the U.S. News rankings include:
- The University of Florida is the No. 1 ranked school in the Southeastern Conference for online bachelor’s degree programs.
- Three graduate programs at the University of Florida also achieved top rankings:
- Education ranked No. 2
- MBA ranked No. 6
- Engineering ranked No. 21
Additionally, three other public colleges in Florida were also ranked in the top 50 – the University of Central Florida (No. 16), Daytona State College (No. 23) and the University of North Florida (No. 31).
The University of Florida, ranked No. 9 in the list of top 10 best public universities by U.S. News, has been offering online undergraduate degree programs since 2001. Students can select from 19 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.