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UF MBA continues to command top online MBA programs on US News & World Report’s ranking

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the ninth consecutive year, UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business was named among the top 5 public universities on U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Online MBA Programs” list. With a score of 94 out of 100, it is the No. 5 best online MBA program in the nation and No. 3 best online MBA program among public universities in the United States.

“Many universities were tested this past year with providing a quality online education,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “I’m honored that these rankings from U.S. News & World Report confirm that UF MBA was able to rise above the challenges of 2020 and continued its 20-plus year standard of being a top-tier online business program thanks to the teamwork of our world-class faculty and staff in admissions, student affairs, instructional design and IT support.”

In addition to UF MBA’s rankings, UF Online ranked No. 3 overall for bachelor’s degree programs and No. 2 overall for bachelor’s degree programs for veterans. As highlighted by these rankings, the University of Florida provides affordable access to an education with several top-10 online programs. It is the highest-ranked university in Florida and is increasingly preeminent nationally.  

To create its annual “Best Online MBA Programs” rankings, U.S. News & World Report sent surveys to the 324 schools that offer online MBAs. The rankings were based on five weighted categories: Engagement (30%) Expert Opinion (25%), Student Excellence (15%), Faculty Credentials and Training (15%), and Student Services and Technology (15%).

UF MBA’s scores in the weighted categories placed it among the best programs, as well as the top 15 of the individual weighted categories:

  • Expert Opinion score – 3.8 (on a scale of 1-5); ranked No. 5 overall
  • Engagement score – 91 (out of 100); ranked No. 11 overall
  • Student Excellence score – 84 (out of 100); ranked No. 13 overall

In addition to its overall ranking from U.S. News & World Report, UF MBA ranked among the top 5 publics in three of the four specialty subject rankings, as well as one of the best program options for veterans. In each of these rankings, UF MBA was the top program in the state of Florida.

  • General Management – No. 5 publics; No. 6 overall
  • Marketing – No. 5 publics; No. 6 overall
  • Finance – No. 5 publics; No. 7 overall
  • Veterans – No. 2 overall 

As a pioneering university in the online education space since 1999, UF MBA has long been recognized among the best programs in providing a quality online education. The Financial Times ranked UF MBA the No. 4 program among U.S. publics and the No. 6 program overall in its “Top Online MBA Programs 2020.” For the second consecutive year, it also ranked UF MBA the No. 1 program in the world for online interaction and No. 2 in the world for program delivery. QS named UF MBA’s online program No. 4 in the United States and No. 3 among publics.

The excellence of the UF MBA Online program goes beyond numbers. UF MBA alumni attest to the program’s ability to transform them personally and professionally, while meeting their need for flexibility.

“I cannot overstate how thrilled I was to be a part of the UF MBA Online program,” said Online MBA alumnus Patrick Brennan (MBA ’20). “I highly recommend it to anyone with a career that constrains their attendance in a traditional MBA program and wants to take themselves to the next level. The extremely high quality of the cohort, the knowledge and willingness of the faculty to go above-and-beyond to assist, and the challenges of the course material make this program everything I wanted it to be.”

Learn more about UF MBA’s online programs by requesting information today.