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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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Experience in Excellence

With over 20 years’ experience in online teaching and learning at UCF, the groundbreaking digital learning team transforms the way we engage with education worldwide. The UCF Center for Distributed Learning’s has received national recognition — earning 100+ awards and collectively publishing over 130 peer-reviewed articles on digital education through teaching, mobile experience and content creation. Additionally, UCF is leading the charge on expanding online teaching excellence to colleges and universities state-wide by creating TOPkit. Through TOPkit, a train-the-trainer program, UCF provides the knowledge and resources for enabling instructors to provide you with the tools to help you succeed.

Awards & Accreditations

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CAHIIM
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.

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CAHME
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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CSWE
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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CCNE
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.

SACSCOC
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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State Authorization Compliance and Reciprocity
UCF is approved by Florida to participate in National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

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Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the Nation
University of Central Florida is ranked No. 16 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 15 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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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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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 20 bachelor’s degrees, 33 master’s degrees, 32 graduate certificates and 3 doctorates 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

Joan Sather
Director
Phone: 407-823-4410

Marketing

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