Over the past 70 years, the Academic Outreach division of The College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama (UA) has been helping students overcome barriers of time, geography, and professional and personal obligations. From innovative degree programs that allow students to design their own curriculum, to a network of dedicated faculty who expand their classrooms to the student desktop, Academic Outreach is committed to the idea that learning should fit one's life.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Online Library and Resource Centre Program Manager Technical Support Team Student Services Office
Interactive Sites - activities, communication tools and resources Laboratory, hands-on, with facilities at remote site Streaming Video (live, podcasts) Videotape (CD-ROM, DVD)
Ranking and Reputation
UA is ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation for the ninth consecutive year in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings, fall 2009 UA is regularly ranked among the top 100 public universities in Kiplinger's annual list of colleges and universities that combine "great academics and affordable tuition" The Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranks UA seventh in the nation among public universities in a study published in Forbes magazine, May 2008 UA's undergraduate business program ranked 35th among public undergraduate business schools in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings, fall 2009, and 57th when private universities are included