#2 2020 Rankings - Online Masters - Education Programs

The College of Education at the University of Florida continues to stake claim as one of America’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs, according to the most recent annual rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

UF earned the No. 2 spot nationally among 298 other education colleges, and the top spot in the state of Florida, for online graduate degree programs in education. The college has been a leader in online education, ranked in the top two, for the past five years – securing No. 1 in 2015, 2016 and 2019. This year, Clemson University edged out UF by 1 point for the top spot. 

“The UF College of Education online master’s degree programs excel as an accessible means for working professionals to develop advanced knowledge and skills and climb the career advancement ladder,” said Tom Dana, senior associate dean. “We are proud to be recognized yet again as one of the very best universities all-in on transforming our nation’s education workforce.”

According to U.S. News, a master’s degree in education can help further careers in teaching, instructional design and educational administration. Programs are ranked based on five general categories: student engagement (30 percent), student services and technology (23 percent), expert opinion (20 percent), faculty credentials and training (15 percent), and student excellence (12 percent).