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.
Experience in Excellence
With over 25 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.
Part of UCF’s success has been this flexibility that gives students agency to choose the best path for them.”
Awards & Accreditations
The Health Informatics accreditor of the College of Community Innovation and Education is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Master degree in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2029. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at [email protected]
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.
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.
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
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.
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. Additional information on UCF’s accreditation with SACSCOC may be found on the Academic Program Quality website.
U.S. News and World Report Recognizes UCF as a Top Institution…
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.
Top 20 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.
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.
… with Highly Innovative Graduate Programs.
U.S. News and World Report recognizes UCF as one of the best graduate institutions, leading the nation in engineering, education, public affairs, and doctoral nursing education.
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.
Online & Digital Learning News
UCF Success Coach on How to Ace Online Classes
Jennifer Gonzalez shares tips and resources for students and faculty that can help create better experiences and outcomes through remote learning.
UCF Begins 4 New Fully Online Programs
Three of the programs are centered in education, and an additional master’s degree in optics and photonics will be offered.
“I am Graduating Especially for the Working Mothers Who Think They Can’t.”
A master’s student reflects on her second try at graduate school while enduring challenges with motherhood, losing loved ones, COVID-19 and work before completing her…
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