WIU Earns USNews & World Report Best Online Program Ranking

10 January, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Kim Reid
  • WIU Earns USNews & World Report Best Online Program Ranking

Clemson University's online graduate program in education is tops in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Online Programs rankings released Tuesday. Throughout both undergraduate and graduate studies, a couple Philly-area schools ranked among the best. Almost 1,500 distance education programs for bachelor's degrees as well as graduate programs in engineering, business, computer information technology, criminal justice, education, and nursing were evaluated.

The MSU College of Business' Distance MBA program remains one of the best in the country at No. 22 in U.S. News' Best Online MBA Program rankings, once again achieving the highest ranking of any online MBA program in Mississippi. FAU's College of Nursing is ranked No. 39 for the "2018 Best Online Nursing Programs" and is the top ranked program within the Florida State University System.

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The rankings are based on five key factors: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity.

"The Best Online Programs rankings offer adults the information needed to identify programs that best suit their life and career goals", said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News.

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"We are gratified Distance Education at Appalachian is represented well in the U.S. News rankings", said Terry Rawls, executive director for Distance Education at Appalachian. Value Colleges listed the program at No. 15, and Top RN to BSN ranked UMSL at No. 35. Students may also earn a Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education online, and new online certificate programs in Appreciative Inquiry/Philosophy for Children and Educational Assessment will be rolled out this spring and summer. The college's MBA online program retained its No. 16 place overall in a highly competitive field.

Jeff Marshall, chair of the college's teaching and learning department, said the recent successes in online programs can be credited to faculty and staff who don't settle for anything less than excellence in content and delivery.

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"Our unique collaboration with the Pamplin College of Business is a model for delivering interdisciplinary degree programs to our students", she said. The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is offered by the college's School of Information. FAU's world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

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