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US News & World Report includes Appalachian in 'Best Online Programs'

10 January, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • U.S. News ranks UF Online No. 12 in the nation for online bachelor’s degree programs

Online programs in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing were named to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Online Programs rankings.

In fact, Post University's Online Bachelor's Programs have been awarded the highly coveted and recognizable U.S. News & World Report badge for 2018, signifying Post is among the most highly ranked schools.

WIU offers 463 online classes (320 undergraduate; 143 graduate) and seven undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the longstanding BGS, which offers students the option of obtaining their degree entirely via distance learning opportunities, or through a combination of on-campus and distance learning classes.

Indiana University Bloomington ranks the highest among Indiana institutions, tying for second alongside Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Reputation, student services, and tech capabilities also were factors.

"Our school has been offering fully online programs since 2001", said Christine Kroll, PhD, assistant dean for online education in the Graduate School of Education.

The U.S. News Online College Compare allows for a side-by-side comparison of programs on factors including cost, academics and student body demographics. The university's online graduate education program ranks 46th, and the School of Nursing at IUPUI ranks 39th among the nation's online graduate nursing programs.

Value Colleges and Top RN to BSN also both named the College of Nursing's online RN to BSN program among the best in the country. University College scored especially well in the areas of student engagement and faculty credentials and training.

The College of Education is once again ranked for its online graduate program.

"Our college is committed to the constant improvement of its graduate programs designed for distance learners, and that commitment has made this program without peer in a very short amount of time", Petersen said. 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. 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. "Our online students benefit from an affordable and flexible program infused with an innovative curriculum that equips them to move forward in any industry they choose".

Numerous graduate degree or certificate programs are available.


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