Why Choose a UNC Online Program?

The University of Northern Colorado has been offering quality distance education since 1902 and we were early adopters of the online education model, beginning with our first online program more than a decade ago. UNC Online courses and degrees are based on the same commitment to quality and expertise that we provide on campus. The credits and degrees you earn are the same—and carry the same academic recognition—as those for on-campus students.

The goal of the University of Northern Colorado is to develop well-educated citizens and to improve the quality of life through teaching, learning and the advancement of knowledge.  We are delighted to be able to further this goal by serving students anywhere, anytime through the convenience and flexibility of online instruction.

Nationally Recognized for Quality and Affordability

UNC is proud to have recognized by independent higher education evaluators for providing an excellent online educational experience at very affordable prices for our students.

Online Graduate Programs in Education Ranked Among Nation's Best by US News and World Reportus news 2013 best online graduate programs in education badge

Our online graduate programs in the field of education were recently ranked number eight in the nation by US News & World Report (rising one spot from our #9 ranking in 2013) among more than 200 universities who were evaluated. UNC's programs ranked particularly high in student engagement.

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Ranked Among the Nation’s Most Affordable for Online Degreesaffordable colleges online official badge

Affordable Colleges Online, a resource for students as they consider options in higher education, analyzed several thousand four-year colleges that offer an online degree program and ranked the top 54, with UNC coming in at 43.

The organization ranked colleges based on net tuition prices, the number of graduates who earned more than $31,000 in average starting salaries, and accreditation.

About UNC Online—Other Topics

Quality of Instruction—Quality online teaching requires expert faculty who know how to deliver their content online.

Accreditation—Attending a fully-accredited institution of online learning like UNC ensures your education is recognized as meeting standards of quality.

Eligibility by State—Due to their particular application fees and and processes, we are unable to accept applications from a select few states for our online courses and programs.



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