UWF online programs continue to rank among best in U.S. News and World Report
The University of West Florida once again ranked among the best in the nation in the 2024 U.S. News and World Report Best Online College rankings. UWF ranked 45th among 348 institutions for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and 30th for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans in the rankings released on Feb. 7.
“The national rankings by U.S. News and World Report reflect UWF’s unwavering commitment to providing dynamic academic programs that prepare students to achieve their career and life goals,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “It is a testament to our laser focus on meeting the varied needs of our students and the dedication of the University’s world-class faculty.”
UWF received recognition in the following categories for Best Online Programs: Bachelor’s; Master’s Criminal Justice; MBA; Master’s Business (Non-MBA); Master’s Computer Information Technology; Master’s Nursing; and Master’s Education.
U.S. News and World Report Online College rankings also rank the best online programs for veterans, measuring veteran or active duty enrollment in the program and the institution’s GI Bill certification. UWF was ranked 30th among Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans and also ranked for Best Online Programs for Veterans in the following categories: MBA; Master’s Computer Information Technology; Master’s Nursing and Master’s Education.
In the Master’s Nursing category, UWF ranked No. 15 for Veterans and was the only university in the Florida State University System to rank on the Master’s Nursing – Veterans list. UWF works to ensure the needs of military, dependent and veteran students through the UWF Military & Veterans Resource Center. The Center assists with VA education benefits, active duty tuition assistance, out-of-state fee waiver, academic advising coordination and tutoring.
The rankings assessed more than 1,750 distance education bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Only fully online degree programs, from entry to completion of the academic year, are included in the rankings.
A trailblazer in the online education space, UWF launched its first fully online degree program in Fall 1998. These rankings highlight the University’s continued commitment to online educational excellence as well as its strong support for veteran and active duty students.