Lifelong learning. Lifelong success.

Online & Distance Education expands access to high-quality educational opportunities through a variety of methods, technologies and exemplary support services. We provide leadership in the planning, promotion, and support of credit courses and programs that fall outside traditional campus coursework.

Explore our online programs.

Our online bachelor's, master's, certificate and endorsement programs are designed to fit into your busy schedule. Offering flexible course delivery and distinguished faculty - while focused on providing you affordable and quality programs.

Looking to complete your bachelor's degree?

Our degree completion programs are designed specifically for non-traditional students, available in flexible formats and dedicated to your success.

Are you an educator interested in elevating your career?

Explore options for degree programs, certificates and endorsements to enhance your teaching skills.


Best online college in Iowa

UNI was named #1 best online college in Iowa by College Choice in 2020.


Top in the nation

Ranked among the top 15% nationally in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Master's in Education Programs" in 2023. 


in the Midwest

UNI maintained its rank as the Midwest’s second-best regional public university in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2021” report.