Online & Distance Education
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.
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.
Enroll in summer courses
Choose from 100+ online and on-campus courses, available this summer. View the schedule of classes, and learn more about financial aid opportunities and summer employment at summer.uni.eduLearn more
Upcoming Degree Programs
Ready to take the next step? Explore our programs and submit your application today!Learn About Online & Distance Programs
Register for a Seminar
Sign up for our upcoming Work-Based Learning Seminar Series. Enroll anytime, and complete the course entirely online in just four weeks.Learn More About Courses & Workshops
Philanthropy & Nonprofit Development
Earn your Philanthropy & Nonprofit Development Master of Arts (MA) degree entirely online. Apply before May 1 for full consideration.Learn more and apply
Explore UNI Online
We know choosing a program is only the beginning - and we're here to help you every step of the way. Learn more about the admission process, affordable tuition, course offerings, and scholarship opportunities.
UNI alumni Mark and Jill Oman create scholarship to benefit students in UNI’s new hybrid accounting program