For decades, we’ve been providing innovative pathways for people like you to earn a degree from The University of Alabama without having to be on campus. And as technology advances, so do we. What started as correspondence courses years ago has transformed into cutting-edge, technology-enabled instruction that connects you to the same professors who teach main campus students at UA every day.

To reflect more clearly who we are and what we do, we changed our name in 2021 from Bama By Distance to The University of Alabama Online. Don’t worry – it’s just a name change. We’re still the same team, and our passion is still helping you succeed!

Mission Statement

Through innovative and flexible formats, The University of Alabama Online partners with internal and external constituents to provide diverse and convenient academic programs to learners pursuing educational goals and personal development. Our strategic priorities include building a portfolio of accessible, innovative offerings that foster continuous growth among learners and lead to the economic and social development of communities.

Advance your career with a degree from The University of Alabama. View a list of our online, hybrid and nontraditional degree programs or request additional information now.

SACSCOC Accreditation

The University of Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, 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. To find out more, review the institution’s SACSCOC accreditation and policies.