Focus on Progress, Not the Outcome

Focus on Progress, Not the Outcome

Embarking on the journey of higher education is a transformative experience, shaping not only our academic understanding but also our personal and professional growth. At the University of Fairfax, students looking for higher education are supported at every point on their journey to earning their degree. Our educational philosophy is centered around nurturing each student’s potential and celebrating their continuous progress, recognizing that true success is not merely measured by outcomes but by the journey of personal and academic growth. Here are a few ways we prioritize the student’s journey:


One of the foundational pillars of the University of Fairfax is its commitment to academic excellence, underscored by its accreditation. Accreditation ensures that the education received meets rigorous standards, providing students with a credible and recognized qualification. The University of Fairfax is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Celebrating our accreditation, we continually affirm to our students that our institution is dedicated to providing them with a high-quality education, ensuring a foundation of excellence for their academic journey.

Dissertations Worked into Your Classes

In our doctoral programs, we distinguish ourselves by seamlessly integrating dissertation writing progress into your coursework. Our dedicated professors actively engage with you, fostering an environment where collaborative development of ideas takes precedence over solitary efforts, ensuring comprehensive support throughout the entirety of your program. Some students, like alum Dr. Cristy Cross, are able to talk through her ideas with her peers, which would help her refine or develop her dissertation further. She describes the process as, “it’s a phase program: do chapter one, you have a professor help you look over it… move to chapter two, [professors] help you, to chapter three, and so on…” This unique integration ensures that students receive ongoing mentorship feedback and fostering a dynamic academic journey that encourages scholarly growth from the very beginning to the culmination of their doctoral studies.

Research Opportunities

At the University of Fairfax, the pursuit of knowledge extends beyond the classroom. One distinguishing feature of our academic environment is the myriad opportunities for students to engage in collaborative research with our esteemed faculty members. We believe in fostering a culture where students actively contribute to ongoing research projects, gaining valuable hands-on experience and insight into their chosen fields of study. Through these collaborative initiatives, students not only deepen their understanding of research methodologies but also develop meaningful connections with faculty mentors, laying the groundwork for a future of academic excellence and innovation. This emphasis on collaborative research underscores our commitment to providing a dynamic and enriching academic experience for every student at the University of Fairfax.


We stand out for the unparalleled flexibility of our online programs. Designed to meet the demands of the modern learner, our classes are not confined to a physical campus or traditional time slots. With a commitment to accessibility, we offer a range of classes from morning to night, allowing students to seamlessly integrate education into their busy lives. The online nature of our programs empowers students to engage with course materials, collaborate with peers, and interact with faculty members from the comfort of their own homes or any location with internet access. This flexibility ensures that our diverse student body can pursue their academic aspirations without geographical constraints or time limitations.

University of Fairfax alum Dr. Tim Nedyalkov was able to complete his doctorate program all online while in Australia! Not only could he attend our classes from home, but he met a diverse group of peers while attending. “I was lucky enough that in my group of sync sessions, we had people with diverse backgrounds. We had people from active duty or former military, corporate side – we had people with educational backgrounds with government agencies. It was great for me to hear the perspectives of different people on the same problem… Really, for me, that was extremely valuable.”

The University of Fairfax stands as a beacon of academic excellence and flexibility, fostering an environment where students can truly chart their own educational journey. From our commitment to quality education, accredited programs, and renowned faculty, to the innovative integration of dissertation processes and the unmatched flexibility of our online classes throughout the day, we strive to redefine the higher education experience. Success is not just a destination but a continuous journey of personal and academic growth. As we propel our students toward their goals, we take pride in being an institution that adapts to their needs.

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