U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UCF No. 16 for online undergraduate programs out of 346 schools, jumping up 20 positions from No. 36 last year. UCF also placed No. 13 for undergraduate programs for veterans. The rankings examine the ease and affordability of each program, as well as student engagement, services, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.

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Top 20 Best Online Undergraduate Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. / 2,000 Fully online courses developed at UCF. / 1996 Year first online courses were launched at UCF. / “Online education is an innovation that allows us to meet students’ life needs at a price point they can afford, with the quality that matches some of the most elite institutions.” — A. Dale Whittaker, provost and executive vice president. / 200 Full-time, tenure-track faculty teaching online programs. 86 percent Online credit hours taught by full-time faculty members. / 80 Hours of training each instructor receives. / 650,000+ Hours of digital learning taught at UCF each year. / 80 percent Students who take one or more online or blended course each year. / About UCF Online: UCF Online launched in 2016 for students who want to take their programs fully online, from anywhere in the world, at a discounted rated. / 80 + Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs offered fully through UCF Online. / Top 5 UCF Online undergraduate majors based on enrollment: 1. Psychology 2. Nursing 3. Health services administration 4. Criminal justice 5. English – creative writing. / UCF Online students are located in every state except Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Vermont. / "I believe we can leverage online learning as a laboratory to innovate the way we teach and to experiment with new technologies and new methods to engage students in more interesting and effective ways.” — Tom Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at UCF. / Services available to students: Academic advising, bookstore, career placement assistance, email address, financial aid services, access to digitized library materials, access to live librarians, mentoring, success coaching, technical support, live tutoring, and writing workshops. / Technology used to teach online courses: Live streaming video and audio, recorded video and audio, learning management software, online bulletin boards, online labs, simulations, software readers, smartphone apps, tablet apps, visual software, and e-texts. / To learn more about UCF Online, visit ucf.edu/online.

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