The University of Florida is a major research institution located in the north Florida college town of Gainesville. This school is the oldest public university in the state and has a ranking of 17 on the U.S. News and World Report list of the top twenty national public universities. The Princeton Review finds the school the seventh best value in public education. With over 50,000 students, the campus is quite impressive in size and scope. There are 16 different colleges set on the main campus. Students can choose from a wide selection of online degree programs ranging from Bachelors to Doctorates.
Prospective students can take the online self-assessment survey to discern if pursuing a degree in this manner is the best route. All online students must meet all the academic requirements set for regular admission to the University of Florida. Because the application process is unique for each program, applicants should first contact their presumptive department for help completing the application. Any applicant encountering problems completing the application or locating a representative in their future home department should contact the Assistant Director for Distance Learning Student Support. Students planning to use financial aid to pay for their education should fill out the proper forms provided by the Office for Student Financial Affairs.
On the undergraduate level, seven different colleges offer online degrees. Students can earn a Bachelors degree in Environmental Management, Business Administration, Fire and Emergency Services, Digital Arts and Sciences, Health Education and Behavior, Sports Management, Applied Physiology, Criminology or Communication Sciences. 13 of the 16 colleges have Masters Degree programs, and five colleges provide opportunities to achieve a doctorate.
The University of Florida has full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.