US News ranks UB's education, nursing online programs among nation's best

U.S. News & World Report ranks two University of Alabama at Birmingham online programs in the top 25 in the nation

Western is ranked 60th out of 347 ranked colleges and universities from across the U.S.in "Best Online Programs: Bachelor's" category and is one of two IL public universities in the top 75.

The magazine's top online bachelor's program was Ohio State University, with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Temple University tied for second place.

S&T's online graduate engineering programs ranked 23rd overall and 18th among public universities.

The rankings come at a time when the university steps up its strategy to increase the number of online course offerings and programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. "Post's U.S. News Best Online Program rankings add yet another layer of distinction to our online education leadership across CT and the Northeast, as well as provide value for students seeking a program that meets their academic and career goals along with their personal schedule".

FSU's Top 10 online graduate programs are: non-MBA business (No. 6), criminal justice (No. 7) and computer information technology (No. 7).

U.S. News & World Report is a global digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.

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Additionally, the programs offer affordability and flexibility for working professionals and part-time students. He added that providing constant, effective communication and support for students in the program is another key component to success.

Clarkson offers distance learning graduate study opportunities in business, engineering, science, and technology through a unique click-and-brick model. "This ranking reflects the hard work and ingenuity of the faculty members involved".

The School of Nursing's online bachelor's degree program (RN-BS), which admitted its first class in 2012-13, was ranked No. 60 in the Best Online Bachelor's Programs rankings.

Launched this spring, UMSL NOW offers more than 900 courses each semester in night, strictly online and weekend formats.

"This ranking provides a nice affirmation to the unsurpassed quality that we continue to strive for each day", Marshall said.

The 2018 Best Online Programs methodologies are based on a variety of factors, including student engagement, graduation rates, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation and student academic and support services. As the online market expands, we also are expanding our educational opportunities to meet the needs of tomorrow's business professional. Online Master of Arts program are offered in applied behavior analysis, elementary education, elementary or secondary school administration, exceptional child education, secondary education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and teacher leadership.

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