The University of Arizona

UA Online Earns National Recognition

In less than three years, UA Online has already earned national recognition and established itself in the upper echelon of online programs. Recently, UA Online was ranked in the top 25 percent nationally for undergraduate online programs by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, since its debut in fall 2015, UA Online has seen a 280 percent increase in year-to-year growth

Critically, UA Online is bridging the gap between the campus and the web. Through assistance from the UA's Office of Digital Learning, UA Online students have access to campus professors and others who can help them navigate the web class experience.

From a student’s first phone call all the way to commencement, UA Online offers support with an in-house student success team that can help with the online courses, provide academic counseling and answer questions. In addition, the same distinguished professors from UA’s main campus teach every UA Online class.

Through this student-centered approach, UA Online students are thriving, seeing term-over-term retention of 80 percent. 

UA Online has also taken bold strides in connecting established campus programs and curriculum to the online experience. For example, it built the one-of-a-kind Science Academy, which gives students in science, technology, engineering and math programs access to take-home lab kits and other revolutionary ways to complete STEM courses online.

UA Online also launched “Orbital Perspectives,” an open online course taught by astronaut Ron Garan. UA Online students also have access to the UA's Blue Chip Leadership program, which is nationally recognized and helps students engage with the campus and meet like-minded academic peers, all with the goal of developing leadership qualities.

Today, UA Online serves a diverse group of students with representatives from 46 different states. 46 percent of students live outside of Arizona. In addition, 42 percent come from traditionally under-represented communities, and 70 percent are working adults.

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To learn about the more than 80 online degree programs the University of Arizona has to offer, visit the UA Online website .