Among online graduate education programs, Appalachian offers master's degrees in curriculum specialist, educational media, elementary education, higher education, middle grades education, library science, and school administration; the education specialist degrees in educational administration and higher education; and several graduate certificates in education. 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.
Among public schools, Kansas State University's program was rated as 32nd in the nation. "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".
The Online MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management leads the ranking once again: It's led the ranking since 2014, when it was tied for first place with two other schools. U.S. News chose factors that weigh how programs are being delivered and the effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time.
Clarkson offers distance learning graduate study opportunities in business, engineering, science, and technology through a unique click-and-brick model.
Launched this spring, UMSL NOW offers more than 900 courses each semester in night, strictly online and weekend formats. Among the first in the nation and the first in the State of CT to offer full degrees online, Post fuels the personal aspirations and career goals of its students with inventive and robust learning technologies that deliver in-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs, small class sizes, individual attention, and customizable degree concentrations. "This ranking reflects the hard work and ingenuity of the faculty members involved".
"This ranking provides a nice affirmation to the unsurpassed quality that we continue to strive for each day", Marshall said. Reputation, student services, and tech capabilities also were factors. "UMSL recognizes that one size does not fit all in terms of education, so we are proud to meet the needs of working professionals who are eager to advance their careers".
"Our continued position as one of the top online graduate programs in the country demonstrates our commitment to providing students with an outstanding educational experience", said Marcy Driscoll, dean of the College of Education.