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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 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, ޳Ƶ 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.”

Tom Cavanagh, PhDVice Provost, Digital Learning

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 info@cahiim.org.


The Executive MHA at the ޳Ƶ is accredited by the . CAHME is the only organization recognized to grant accreditation to individual academic programs in this field.

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CAHME Mentorship Circle
status recognizes that the MHA program at the ޳Ƶ 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 ޳Ƶ 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 (CCNE), a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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State Authorization Compliance and Reciprocity
UCF has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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The ޳Ƶ is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels. Additional information on UCF’s accreditation with SACSCOC may be found on the .

U.S. News and World Report Recognizes UCF as a Top Institution…

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޳Ƶ is ranked No. 8 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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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.

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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.

Online & Digital Learning News

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UCF Student Graduates After Studying Online from Ukraine, Providing Aid
Mia Willard began her UCF education from Kyiv before war broke out. In the midst of explosions and near misses, she continued an amazing undergraduate…
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Quality and Flexibility: UCF Online Programs Rank Among Top 10 in Nation by U.S. News for 2024
Rising in the national rankings, UCF’s faculty-led, innovative online programs position students for success.
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Knowledge is Power for Disabled Veteran and UCF Nursing Graduate
At age 62, Nadine Jacobson ’23MSN, who is legally blind, has overcome many challenges in life but has persevered in her commitment to lifelong learning.
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Rising in U.S. News Rankings, UCF Advances Florida’s Workforce Through High-quality Online Programs
Nine ޳Ƶ programs rank in the top 10 nationally, providing flexibility and increased opportunities for students to succeed in critical, high-wage jobs.

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

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
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

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