Why Bama by Distance?

When you earn your degree from The University of Alabama you don’t have to worry. While it’s physical location is in Tuscaloosa, its influence and reputation reaches around the globe.  Leaders in every profession throughout the world have earned their degrees from UA. The university is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the country. For almost 175 years, this institution has produced a higher level of graduate. A worldwide community who proudly say, "Roll Tide."

Your Degree

Your courses through distance learning are taught by the same professors that teach on campus and your degree will be the same as one earned by an on campus student.

SACSCOC Accreditation

The University of Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. SACSCOC is the regional body for accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

Schools that earn SACSCOC accreditation are also recognized as learning institutions by the state board of education.  Therefore, a diploma from a SACSCOC accredited school would surpass the minimum requirements for admission into an institution of higher learning. Because of this accreditation, your credits and degree from The University of Alabama can transfer easily to any other accredited institution and give you access to a broader range of loans and scholarships.

The University of Alabama is accredited by SACSCOC to deliver degree program credits via the University's distance learning technology.

Mission Statement

Through innovative and flexible formats, the Division of Academic Outreach (AO) partners with internal and external constituents to provide diverse and convenient academic programs to learners pursuing educational goals and personal development.

Advance your career with a degree from The University of Alabama. View a list of our distance and non-traditional degree programs, or request additional information now