U.S. News & World Report ranks UAF online programs among best

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U.S. News & World Report recently included the University of Alaska Fairbanks in four of its 2017 lists of the best online programs.

UAF appears on the following lists:

  • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • Best Online MBA Programs
  • Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (Graduate)
  • Best Online Education Programs (Graduate)

“UAF has invested heavily in the growth of online programs over the past five years,” said Carol Gering, director of UAF eCampus & Distance Education. “We’re passionate about expanding access to higher education and providing a quality learning experience for all students — regardless of location, work schedules or family obligations.”

UAF, which has the largest selection of online degrees and the longest-running distance education program in the state, was the only institution in Alaska to make the magazine’s tier-one list.

Center for Online Education, Affordable Colleges Online and ValueColleges have also included UAF on their 2017 lists of top online programs.



  • Karina Gonzales-Smith

    Communications Manager
    Karina has worked in higher education for over 14 years. Her passion for learning began at an early age when she learned how to speak English after moving from the tropic to the Arctic. Since then Karina has moved from one classroom to another — on campus, online, or overseas. She’s an alumna of UAF and UAA where she studied biology, psychology, and public health. Karina currently teaches for the Allied Health program in the UAF College of Rural and Community Development. She deeply values connecting with people, and her role as Communications Manager allows her to be an authentic, creative, and supportive champion of equity in education.

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