Union Applause – Review of Recent Highlights

UI&U earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today.

Union has four academic programs that have been ranked among the Top 100 Minority Degree Producers:

  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Emergency Services Management
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Early Childhood Studies

Best Online Colleges

UI&U named as one of the nation’s best colleges for online learning by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings.

In addition, UI&U received the following recognition:


Niche is a website that analyzes data and provides comprehensive rankings based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Niche ranked UI&U as number 18 on its 2017 Best Online Colleges list.

The N.F.O.P.U. is a consortium of regionally accredited universities that offer online degree programs to law enforcement professionals. UI&U is one of only eight members in the consortium. UI&U has over *6,300 graduates. (*Undergraduate bachelor’s degree alumni with various majors or concentration studies in the area of criminal justice.)

OnlineU is a free and comprehensive guide that compares online colleges to help students find affordable accredited degree programs that don’t break the bank. UI&U’s major in Social Work is ranked #23 on the list.

#124 – UI&U’s online bachelor degree program has been ranked on the list of best online degree programs for 2017 for U.S. News & World Report. UI&U ranked 124th out of 231 institutions with reported data and 312 total institutions. Other institutions that scored in the same ranking level as UI&U include Southern New Hampshire University, Texas A&M, University of Alaska, University of Massachusetts, University of Southern Mississippi and Utica College

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