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UNC Extended Campus’ Online Programs Ranked

Outside of the Centerra Extended Campus building

April 15, 2021

Programs within the University of Northern Colorado’s Extended Campus were recently ranked in the top 100 by U.S. News & World Report in the publication's 2021 annual report.

Of note, among the more than 1,200 programs surveyed, UNC tied for:

The criteria U.S. News considers when ranking college and university online programs covers four categories that look at the role of engagement within the online course environment, diverse online learning technologies, faculty credentials and training and expert opinion.

Arte Libunao"UNC Extended Campus believes including these badges in our marketing communications provides a way to leverage the university’s resources, reputation and diversity of offerings to a global audience in a visual way," Arte Libunao, executive director of UNC's Extended Campus, said. "Potential students worldwide seek this recognition when choosing a university or program and often consider the U.S. News ranking essential as they research their options."

List of the UNC Extended Campus programs that qualified under these rankings:

Graduate Education program(s):

  • Educational Leadership and Special Education Administration-MA
  • Educational Leadership-MA
  • Educational Psychology-MA
  • Education Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education-MAT
  • Education Curriculum Studies-MAT
  • Education: English Education-MAT
  • Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Program: Science Education-MA
  • Literacy-MA
  • Multilingual Education Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-MA
  • Multilingual Education: World Languages Licensure-MA
  • Special Education Deaf and Hard of Hearing-MA
  • Special Education Early Childhood Special Education-MA
  • Special Education Generalist-MA
  • Special Education: Intervention Specialist: Academic Coaching and Leadership-MA
  • Special Education: Intervention Specialist: Applied Behavior Analysis-MA
  • Special Education Visual Impairment-MA
  • Teaching Diverse Learners-MA
  • Technology Innovation and Pedagogy-MA

Undergraduate program(s):

  • Communication Studies BA
  • Psychology BA
  • Sociology BA
  • Nursing RN to BSN
  • Dietetics BS

UNC's online programs are offered through the university's Extended Campus. First developed over two decades ago, UNC's online programs have grown to over 100 offerings across 17 areas of study. Additional programs are delivered at off-campus centers in Denver and Loveland.

Visit the UNC Extended Campus Website