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US News Ranks UGA Online Programs Among Nation’s Best

February 7, 2024

U.S. News & World Report released their 2024 Best Online Programs rankings with several of the University of Georgia online programs in the top 10.

Online Special Education program helps student find a mentor and passion

October 6, 2020

Online student Stevie Pierce decided to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Special Education, at the University of Georgia because of its highly-ranked and flexible online programs.  “UGA has always been known for helping students develop into teachers who are trained to teach with the most effective,…

UGA Ranked Among Best Online Programs in the U.S.

January 16, 2020

Updated 2/2023 In 2020, the University of Georgia’s online degree programs rose sharply in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings that were released and feature the top-ranked online programs for business and education in the country.   Terry College’s…

UGA Grad Embarks In A New Chapter

October 2, 2019

A drastic life change led Julie Rigdon to enroll in UGA’s online Bachelor of Science in Special Education program. In 2011, a retinal disease severely impaired her  husband’s vision, forcing him to quit his job. To financially support her family, Rigdon accepted a job as a bookkeeper for…

Full-Time Parent, Full-Time Student: Managing going back to school as a full-time parent

April 3, 2018

Completing her education degree was always in the back of Marlene Kapish’s mind. However, as a mother of young children, it continually seemed to take a back seat. Marlene isn’t the only person to have experienced this feeling. Each year, thousands of parents make the decision to go…

A Passion for Special Education Drives Mom of Four To Earn Her BSED Online

February 15, 2018

Going back to complete her education degree was always on the back of Marlene Kapish’s mind, but becoming a mother of 3 and running a household always seemed to take precedence. However, she never gave up on her dream of becoming a teacher. When Kapish decided to resume…

How to Be Successful in an Online Program—Advice from Online Students & Alumni

January 23, 2018

Have you been considering an online degree but not sure it’s the right move for you? You’re not alone. There are many UGA Online students and alumni who overcame their hesitations so they could achieve more for themselves, for their families and for their communities by earning their degree online…

Set Your New Year’s Resolution by Committing to Online Education

January 11, 2018

New Year’s resolutions. We see our friends, family, colleagues, etc. posting about theirs all over social media each January. Even if you aren’t posting about yours, you probably have them. But have you considered using the New Year to kickstart an educational journey, learn…

Julie Rigdon, Committed to Helping Children With Disabilities Achieve All That They Can

October 26, 2017

In 2011, Julie Rigdon’s husband lost his job after hereditary retinal disease left him visually impaired. Rigdon took on work as a school secretary to support her family, but in time she realized she had to do more. By the fall of 2014, Rigdon was ready to pursue a…

UGA Online Bachelor’s Ranked #4 in the Nation for Affordability

September 26, 2017

The University of Georgia’s Online Bachelor’s programs have been ranked #4 in the nation in terms of best value. “We are thrilled to learn that our rigorous online degrees are being recognized by for their value and their contributions to our students’ successes,” says Stephen Balfour, Director of the…