The University of Florida has teamed with Pearson Education to offer an online undergraduate degree program for new and transfer students. Florida is hoping that UF Online will reach 24,000 students within 10 years.
The program started in January with degree programs in business administration, criminology and law, environmental management in agriculture and natural resources, health education and behavior, and sports management. Plans call for bachelors’ programs in biology and general psychology to be added in the fall.
The cost to students is estimated to be about $112 per credit hour, or about $10,800 less than students on campus pay.
Pearson will provide technology, recruitment marketing, enrollment management, and student support services, along with e-textbooks upon request from instructors. The goal is to offer the same academic quality and content that students get on campus, but with the flexibility to complete a degree program from anywhere.