Southeast Missouri State University's online bachelor's and master's degree programs have been ranked this week among the nation's 2018 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Throughout both undergraduate and graduate studies, a couple Philly-area schools ranked among the best.
Florida State's online education graduate program checked in at No. 13, while its online MBA program remained at No. 16 in the latest rankings. Consequently, indicators like standardized test scores and high school class rankings that are used by the publication to rank brick-and-mortar colleges are not used to rank online programs.
UF Online was ranked No. 12 based on the following factors: student engagement (35 percent); student services and technology (25 percent); faculty credentials and training (20 percent); and peer reputation (20 percent). Prospective students can use the searchable directory to explore factors such as tuition, program offerings and online services offered to enrolled students. Only degree-granting programs at regionally accredited institutions for which classes are offered 100% online are considered for ranking. "The recognition by U.S. News validates Southeast as a national industry leader in online education".
The College of Communication and Information's online graduate program in information technology cracked the Top 10, rising to No. 7 in the category of computer information technology.
The University of South Carolina's online education graduate program ranked tied for 76th with the University of Maine, Southeast Missouri State University, Hofstra University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Boise State University. This online addition to WIU's academic schedule makes it the first anthropology program in the state, and one of only a few in the nation, to offer the major online.More news: Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination
Catering to professionals with at least three to five years of postbaccalaureate work experience, Kansas State University PMBA students engage in the same curriculum taught by the same award-winning faculty members who instruct students on campus.
"Our unique collaboration with the Pamplin College of Business is a model for delivering interdisciplinary degree programs to our students", she said.
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.
Virginia Tech has offered online and distance-learning education for two decades. The college also offers an online master of science in Health Promotion created to develop skills and competencies to effectively assess, design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs.
Numerous graduate degree or certificate programs are available.