UF Online Rises to Fourth in the Nation for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

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The University of Florida sets a new standard as a modern research university, receiving national recognition for both traditional classroom programs and online pathways. UF Online, UF’s online undergraduate experience, has now risen to No. 4 in the country for best online bachelor’s programs according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings. The UF College of Nursing’s RN-to-BSN program is offered via the UF Online pathway.

The RN-to-BSN program is an online program designed for registered nurses who have earned an associate’s degree in nursing and are looking to advance their education by earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. It allows the flexibility of earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the convenience of an online program with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes UF a leading university and top research institution.

With foresight and investment from the State of Florida, UF has been able to launch a fully online set of bachelor’s programs delivered by UF’s award-winning faculty. The program serves just over 4,000 undergraduates and offers 25 UF degree programs. Now at No. 4, it’s time to stand up and holler because the Gator Nation is showing the country what’s possible when it focuses on academic excellence via more versatile learning formats and programs. Several online graduate programs at UF received top rankings as well.

With the rise to #4 in the nation for online bachelor’s, UF Online moves up and above the longstanding online programs at Arizona State University and Penn State World Campus. The rise to No. 4 can be attributed to UF Online’s success in categories such as: average class size (29), affordable tuition, faculty credentials, selective admissions, technologies and services available to students (ranked No. 1 nationally), the low debt of graduates, and the strong academic outcomes of UF Online students, including high student retention and degree completion.

“All UF Online programs are taught by our campus faculty, with affordable tuition and fees, and our online Gators earn the very same degrees as their residential peers. This model is unique in the country and I’m so proud to see it recognized by U.S. News in 2020 as a top approach to online learning,” said Evangeline Tsibris Cummings, Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online.

UF Online is made possible by hundreds of faculty, academic advisors, and staff, all working to deliver hundreds of online courses to thousands of online students across campus each semester. Launched just six years ago, UF Online has celebrated the graduation of over 2,000 Gators. The RN-to-BSN program is one of 25 majors in the UF Online program offered by 10 UF colleges.

Review the rankings for the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs on the U.S. News site. Read more details about UF Online in its U.S. News profile. Visit the UF Online webpage for more information, including how to apply.

The University of Florida is the No. 7 public university in the country as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. The UF Online pathway earned the No. 4 rank in the country in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings of online bachelor’s programs. Students can select from 25 majors and 8 minors taught by UF faculty from across 12 colleges. UF Online students also work with a dedicated academic advisor to design their own academic pathway and schedule each term. Degree programs are continually being added. To learn more, visit ufonline.ufl.edu.