An Innovator in Online Learning
At UCF, students get the best possible education at a university that’s a leader in online learning. We’ve been doing online since the beginning — bringing more than 25 years of experience. It’s the same quality education, just virtually. From new technologies to course materials to faculty support, UCF provides students with all the tools needed to succeed in online learning.
We consider how students learn as much as what they learn. This ensures a meaningful learning environment that sets them on the path to success. And although not physically present in a classroom, learning doesn’t stop. Students still have class, participate in projects and coursework, talk with professors, as well as collaborate and connect with other classmates. Our students have adapted to these changes and continue to learn as much as they would on campus.
It’s not just taking learning and putting it online. We’re rethinking the entire college experience in the virtual world.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF as a top 10 best online bachelor’s program in the nation. We’re also ranked second in the state — a testament to the university’s drive for innovation.
Taking a mix of course modalities accelerates students’ time to earn a degree. Undergraduate students who take roughly 40 percent of their courses online graduate in less than 4 years, compared with 4.3 years for those in only face-to-face courses.
More students are learning online. In fact, 49.4 percent of UCF’s total student credit hours are online and blended modalities. Of those, 33 percent of UCF’s total student credit hours are fully online.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Through distance learning, we’re able to serve students and make higher education accessible for students around the globe who will make a positive impact right in their communities for generations to come.
UCF has received 22 awards for excellence in online teaching from the Online Learning Consortium/Sloan Consortium — the leading professional association in online learning — which recognizes the quality of our online learning.
To build an online course, UCF faculty receive 80 hours of training with instructional designers, and for faculty who want to teach online, the university provides 35 hours of training to ensure we’re utilizing the latest best practices.
Students have told us, time and time again, of this online learning environment, ‘You’re making education more convenient. You’re reducing the logistical demands for getting an education. You’re increasing my learning flexibility’ … We’re committed to that.”
Pioneering Digital Solutions That Benefit Student Success
UCF’s innovation in online learning serves students when, where and how they learn best. Our student-centered approach ensures that all students of all backgrounds have access to quality higher education that’s both convenient and affordable. Each year, an increasing number of students are enhancing their educational experience by taking classes either fully online or through blended learning modalities.
Online education is more than about the quantity of programs or courses that are available. At UCF, we develop and deliver high-quality online courses that focus on experiential learning and follow best practices. From designing courses that are informed by research to leveraging emerging technologies, UCF continuously ensures that we’re adapting to the needs of students and setting them on the path to success.
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High-Quality Digital Learning Experiences
Access: Online & Blended Impact
Online learning provides accessible high-quality education for everyone. Nearly 90 percent of all UCF students have taken at least one online course or blended course.
Quality: Student Success
Students who take fully online or blended courses have similar success rates as those in face-to-face courses. This is attributed to our high-quality learning experience, no matter where or how a student chooses to learn.
Investing in Faculty to Drive Student Success
Every year, faculty participate in development programs to ensure students receive the best possible education. This includes remote instruction training, which covers topics from how students receive assignments, communicate with their professor and classmates, find resources, and take exams. Faculty tailor their curriculum in a way that serves the diverse background of our students and their individual needs.
Staying updated on the latest techniques helps reduce barriers and promotes an online learning environment where all students can gain the knowledge and skills to achieve their dreams. Whether students are in the classroom, online or a mix of both, UCF continuously looks for ways to improve the student learning experience.
Creating Immersive Learning Experiences
Benefits of Distance Learning
A virtual learning experience provides students with the flexibility to learn when, where and how they want. More productive in the mornings? Start your day off on the right foot. Prefer taking your studies outdoors? Today’s looking bright. Students have access to courses and materials right at their fingertips — making learning online that much more convenient. Plus, with so many advancements in technology, coursework is still as fun and engaging as the classroom.
A Faster Path to Graduation
Distance learning also keeps students on track, or in some cases, puts them on a fast track to graduation. For transfer and graduate students, this can help go from classroom to workforce in as few as two years. On average, students who take more online classes graduate sooner.*
50% – 100%
*Graduation data representing the percentage of online courses a graduate or transfer student from a Florida College System institution takes throughout their degree program.
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A Pathway to Complete a Fully Online Degree
From application through graduation, UCF Online provides students with dedicated team to guide them every step of the way — serving as advocates to help them reach goals and set out to do big things. Having a support system in place not only helps students stay on track to graduate, but also connects them with various resources needed to succeed in school and life.Learn more about UCF Online coaches
With more than 100 programs available fully online, UCF Online offers convenience and flexibility for those trying to balance school, work and life. Students have the ability to learn wherever they live and make a difference in their own communities.
UCF offers online degrees in healthcare, engineering, hospitality, leadership and management, criminal justice, education, among many others. From online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs to professional certificates, UCF gives students the competitive edge to achieve their dreams.
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