Rankings & Designations


University of West Florida

  • Named a "Best Regional College" by PrincetonReview.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 11 in the "The Best Online Colleges in Florida for 2018" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 2 in the "20 Best Value College for Students with Autism" by BestValueSchools.com (2018)
  • Ranked a "Best Regional College - Southeastern" by The Princeton Review (2003-2019)
  • Received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Named a "Best Online College in Florida" by AffordableCollegeCommunity.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 18 in the "Top 20 Cheap Online Bachelor's Degrees" by GreatValueColleges.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 12 in the "Best Colleges for Students with Autism" by CollegeChoice.net (2017)
  • Ranked No. 4 in "Online and On-Campus College in Florida" by Schools.com (2017)
  • Ranked in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings (2017)
  • Named a "Best Online College in Florida" by College Choice (2017)
  • Ranked a "Best Public College or University" by Bizjournals.com (2017)
  • Ranked Top 15% of all Institutions Evaluated by College Factual (2017)
  • Named a Gold-level Military Friendly School Award recipient in the large public school category (2017)
  • Ranked No. 7 in "Most Affordable College of Florida" by College Choice (2017)
  • Ranked No. 24 in "Most Affordable Online Colleges & Degrees" by SR Education Group (2017)
  • Ranked No. 22 on "Best Online Schools in Florida" by Accreditedschoolsonline.org (2017)
  • Ranked a "Best College" by Money magazine (2017)
  • Ranked No. 6 in "Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Florida" by Value Colleges (2016)
  • Named a “Best for Vets College" by Military Times (2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Ranked No. 6 in the "Best Online Colleges in Florida for 2016-2017" by Affordable Colleges (2017)
  • Named a "Best Colleges and Universities for Latinos" by Latino Leaders Magazine (2016)
  • Named a "15 Best Value Online Schools in Florida" by Best Value Schools (2016)
  • Named a "Most Affordable Online Colleges in the Nation" by the Center for Online Education (2016)
  • Included in 2016 Rankings for "National Universities" and "Best Bang for the Buck—Southeast" by Washington Monthly (2016)
  • Ranked No. 14 in the "50 Most Affordable Online Colleges" by Affordable Colleges (2016)
  • Listed in Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” (2011, 2012, 2014-2018)
  • Listed in the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Ranked "#77 Most Affordable College for Parents" by StudentLoans.net (2016)
  • Ranked No. 3 in the "25 Best Online Colleges in Florida" by BestColleges.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 32 in the "Most Affordable Online Graduate Schools for Master’s Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2016)
  • Ranked No. 37 on the "Most Affordable Online Colleges for Bachelor's Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2015, 2016)

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Ranked No. 4 in the "The 5 Best Online Master's in Political Science Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 9 in "Best Colleges for Communication Majors in Florida" by Zippia.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 17 on the "Best Online Master's in Political Science" by Accreditedschoolsonline.org (2017)
  • Ranked No. 25 for "Best Online Social Science Degrees" by Accreditedschoolsonline.org (2017)
  • Included in the "Top 20 Online Schools for Master's in Political Science" by Online Schools Center (2016)
  • Ranked No. 10 in "Affordable Online Master’s Degrees in Political Science" by GradSchoolHub.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 17 on the "Top 30 Most Affordable Online Master's in English" by GradSchoolHub.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 4 on the "Best Online Master in Political Science Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2016)

College of Business

  • Ranked No. 16 in the "Best Online Master's in Supply Chain Management Programs" by TheBestSchools.org
  • Ranked No. 31 in the "Top 50 Most Affordable MBA Programs" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the "Best MBA Programs in Florida" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 5 in the "Best Master's in Management Programs in Florida" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 9 in the "Best Business Schools in Florida" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 15 in the "Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Accounting" by OnlineMBAToday.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 31 in the "Top 35 Online MBA Programs in Supply Chain Management" by OnlineMBAToday.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 35 on the "Top 50 Affordable MBA Programs" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 48 on the "50 Best Accounting Schools in the USA" by Online-Accounting-Degrees.net (2016)

College of Education and Professional Studies

  • Ranked No. 11 in the "The 30 Best Online Master's in Educational Leadership Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the "The 10 Best Online Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 4 in the "10 Most Affordable Master’s in Public Administration Online 2018" by GradSchoolHub.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Best Online Doctorate in Educational Technology Degree Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 2 for "Best Bachelor's in Special Education Online Degree Programs" by BestCollegeReviews.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 9 for "Best Legal Studies Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • UWF Doctoral Program welcomed to the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) Consortium (2018)
  • Ranked No. 12 in the list of "Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees in Special Education" by BestEducationDegrees.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 18 for the "Most Affordable Online Master's in Educational Leadership" by BestCollegesOnline.org (2018) 
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Top 15 Best Applied Behavior Analysis Online Programs" by AppliedBehaviorAnalysisPrograms.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Best Online Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction Programs" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Most Affordable Online Doctoral Degrees" by SR Education Group (2018)
  • Ranked No. 17 in the "Best Early Childhood Education Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • Ranked by MastersProgramGuide.com for the Best Online Master's Programs (2018) 
    • No. 48 in the "50 Best Online Master of Special Education Degree Programs"
    • No. 40 in the "50 Best Online Master of Public Administration Programs"
  • Ranked No. 5 for the "Best Online Doctorate's in Curriculum and Instruction" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 9 in the "50 Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees in Reading Education" by AffordableCollege.com (2017)
  • Ranked one of the "Best Online Bachelor's of Education" by CollegeChoice.net (2017)
  • Ranked No. 28 in the "50 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Educational Leadership Programs" by BestMastersDegrees.com (2017)
  • Ranked one of the "10 Best Colleges For Special Education Majors in Florida" by Zippia.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 17 in the "Best Colleges for Special Education" by Teacher.org (2016)
  • Ranked No. 28 for the "50 Most Affordable Accredited MSW Programs in the East" by BestSocialWorkPrograms.com (2016)

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

  • Ranked No. 7 in the "Top Online Master's Degrees in Geographic Information Systems" by BestCollegeReviews.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 29 in the "Best Master's Degrees in Environmental Science" by CollegeChoice.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 26 in the "Top 50 Institutions for Online Master's Degrees in Computer Science" by MastersProgramGuide.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "Top Affordable Online Master's in Statistics and Data Analytics" by BestMastersDegrees.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 5 in the "Best Affordable Online Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering" by BestDegreePrograms.org (2017)
  • Ranked No. 6 in the "Best Affordable Online Bachelor's in Information Technology" by BestDegreePrograms.org (2017)
  • Ranked No. 2 in the "10 Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees in Software Engineering" by BestCollegeValues.com (2017)
  • Named an affordable online Master’s in Statistics and Data Analytics programs by BestMastersDegrees.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 15 in the nation for online information technology master's degree program by AffordableColleges.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 24 on the "Best Online Mathematics Degrees" by Accreditedschoolsonline.org (2017)
  • Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security through the academic year 2021-22 (2016)
  • Named a "Best College for an Online Cybersecurity Degree" by Best Choice Schools (2016)
  • Ranked No. 33 in the "Top Environmental Science Schools" by EnvironmentalScience.org (2016)
  • Ranked No. 5 in the "Best Online Bachelor's in Information Technology Degree Programs" by OnlineColleges.net (2016)
  • Ranked No. 6 in the "10 Best Online Engineering Programs" by OnlineCollegePlan.com (2016)
  • Ranked No. 16 in the "Best Online Information Technology Degree" by CollegeStart.org (2016)
  • Ranked No. 50 on the "Best Online Bachelor's in Information Technology Programs" by College Choice (2016)
  • Ranked No. 14 on the "20 Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science/IT" by AffordableSchools.net (2016)
  • Ranked No. 19 on the "Best Online Master’s in Mathematics Degrees" by Affordable Colleges Online (2016)
  • Ranked No. 7 in the "Best Colleges for Online Computer Science Degrees" by Computer Science Online (2016)
  • Ranked No. 6 on the "Top 30 Schools for an Online Computer Science Degree" by BestChoiceSchools.com (2016)

Usha Kundu, MD College of Health

  • Ranked No. 3 in the "10 Most Affordable Master’s in Public Health Online 2018" by GradSchoolHub.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 6 in the "Top 25 Most Affordable Online Master's in Public Health" by Healthcare-Management-Degree.net (2018)
  • Ranked No. 20 in the "30 Best Online Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration Degrees" by TheBestSchools.org (2018)
  • Ranked No. 25 in the "50 Best Online Master of Public Health Online Degree Programs" by MastersProgramGuide.com (2018)
  • Ranked No. 17 in the "Best Online Sports Medicine Degrees" by CollegeChoice.net (2017)
  • Ranked No. 8 in the "10 Best Colleges for Nursing Majors in Florida" by Zippia.com (2017)
  • Ranked No. 15 in the "50 Best Online RN to BSN Degrees for 2017" by CollegeChoice.net (2017)
  • Ranked No. 3 for best online bachelor’s degrees in health sciences and nutrition by BestDegreePrograms.org (2017)
  • Ranked No. 19 for best online program in the country by RN to BSN (2017)
  • Ranked No. 21 in the Top Nursing Programs in Florida (2017)
  • Ranked No. 30 on the "Best Online Master’s in Public Health" by Nonprofit Colleges Online (2016)
  • Named a "20 Best Online Bachelor's in Public Health Degree" by CollegeChoice.net (2016, 2017)
  • Ranked No. 32 on the "Best Online Master’s in Public Health Degrees" by Affordable Colleges Online (2016)
  • Ranked No. 24 in the "Best Online RN to BSN Degree Programs" by OnlineColleges.net (2016)
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