Online & Distance Education

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.

Top 3

Best online college in Iowa

UNI was named the third best online college in Iowa by College Choice in 2022.


Top in the nation

Ranked among the top 20% nationally in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Master's in Education Programs" in 2024. 


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 2023-24” report.