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The Mission of UCF Online

UCF Online believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to unleash their full potential and improve lives and their communities through a college degree. This is accomplished by providing access to a high-quality education and supporting students without limitations based on location.

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Why UCF Online?

Online degree programs combine an outstanding learning experience with personalized convenience and flexibility — plus the empowering ability to advance your career and create your own success. For alumna Loreen Hand ’81 ’13MS, who was part of UCF’s first class of BSN graduates, our online programs enabled her to earn a master’s degree while working full time as a nurse. Life-changing outcomes like this are just one of the reasons UCF offers accredited and in-demand degree programs online.


Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs offered fully online through UCF Online


Full-time, tenure-track faculty teaching online programs

Top 5

UCF Online Graduate Majors Based on Enrollment

  1. 1. Social Work, MSW
  2. 2. Nursing, MSN
  3. 3. Healthcare Informatics, PSM
  4. 4. Nonprofit Management, MNM
  5. 5. Criminal Justice, MS
Top 5

UCF Online Undergraduate Majors Based on Enrollment

  1. 1. Psychology, BS
  2. 2. Nursing, BS
  3. 3. Health Services Administration, BS
  4. 4. Criminal Justice, BA/BS
  5. 5. English, BA

Trusted Expertise

With 20 years of experience providing top online degrees, UCF is a trusted source for innovative education technology. And with more than 90 online programs, we offer some of the best online degrees for students who cannot attend classes on campus.

Fully Online Programs

UCF’s online courses are designed to provide the highest quality learning experience for both traditional and nontraditional students. Our fully online programs include bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees, graduate certificates, 2+2 baccalaureate completion programs, and undergraduate minors and certificates.

Unparalleled Education

Whether you’re around the corner or across the globe, transferring from another institution or returning to college as a nontraditional learner, UCF’s online degrees are designed and taught by the same faculty who teach classes on our campuses. Every course in every online program is held to the same high standards.

Support for Success

Just because you’re taking classes online doesn’t mean you’re on your own. UCF is committed to guiding you and helping you thrive throughout your online student experience. Wherever you are, you have instant access to important resources to help you succeed in your online coursework and beyond. From peer-assisted learning and online tutors to financial aid and academic advising, everything you need to earn your online degree is right at your fingertips.

Awards & Accreditations


The health informatics and information management B.S. degree program at the University of Central Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. CAHIIM is the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in this field.


The Executive MHA at the University of Central Florida is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. CAHME is the only organization recognized to grant accreditation to individual academic programs in this field.

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CAHME Mentorship Circle
CAHME Mentorship Circle status recognizes that the MHA program at the University of Central Florida provides opportunities to other students and other programs to advance their own experiences and skills — for the good of the entire healthcare field.

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The MSW Program at the University of Central Florida School of Social Work is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. CSWE is a national association that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education

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The UCF College of Nursing has received full reaccreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. .

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Top 20 Most Innovative University in the Nation
U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF above Harvard, Princeton, Duke and Johns Hopkins as most innovative in its annual list of best colleges.

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Top 15 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the Nation
University of Central Florida is ranked No. 14 in Best Online Undergraduate Programs. Using indicators of academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks regionally accredited colleges and universities.

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Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
U.S. News and World Report ranked UCF as one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs that help veterans reduce the cost of school.

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State Authorization Compliance and Reciprocity
Effective December 2017, UCF has been approved by Florida to participate in National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. The reciprocity agreements allow for the open delivery of academic credit-earning activities in participating states, including academic field experiences such as internships or practicums. More Info…

About UCF

Founded in 1963 and located in Orlando, Florida, UCF and its 13 colleges provide educational opportunities to more than 68,000 students. UCF offers more than 220 degree programs from its main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus and 11 regional locations, including more than 90 degree programs through UCF Online.

Contact Us

Media Inquiries

Heather Smith
Assistant Director for Media Relations

UCF Online Operations

Robert Reed
Director of Operation for UCF Online
Phone: 407-823-2177

Website Change Requests

Bren Bedford
Web Project Manager Assistant
Phone: 407-823-2457

Enrollment Questions

UCF Online Connect Center
Phone: 855-903-8576

Online Connect Center

Jennifer Sumner
Executive Director – UCF Online Connect Center
Phone: 407-823-3119

Kallie Reyes
Phone: 407-823-4401

Joan Sather
Phone: 407-823-4410


Joshua Bedwell
Director of Marketing for UCF Online
Phone: 407-823-2177

Keri Tessitore
Marketing Manager – Programmatic
Phone: 407-823-2513

Alexandra Thompson
Marketing Manager – Brand
Phone: 407-823-4785

Joey Raditch
Web and Digital Strategy Manager
Phone: 407-823-2147