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U.S. News & World Report: Florida schools that rank in top 100 for online degree and MBA programs - Florida Today

U.S. News & World Report: Florida schools that rank in top 100 for online degree and MBA programs - Florida Today

U.S. News & World Report: Florida schools that rank in top 100 for online degree and MBA programs - Florida Today

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 08:30 AM PST



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Here's a look at the top colleges and universities among the top 100 for online bachelor's and MBA  programs.

Florida colleges and universities rank among the top 100 for online programs in several subjects, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report ranking.

The rankings look at best online bachelor's degree programs, MBA programs and other master's level programs such as education and nursing. 

Eleven Florida colleges and universities are among the top 100 in online bachelor's degrees. Seven are among the top 100 in online MBA programs. Only three rank among the best online graduate engineering programs. Three rank among the best in graduate nursing programs. And eight rank in the top graduate education programs. 

Here's a look at the top schools that rank as the best for online bachelor's and MBA programs.

Graduation rates, faculty credentials and support services available remotely were some factors used to rank the best online bachelor's degree programs. 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which has a campus in Daytona Beach, came in at number 2 in the report. Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, was the top school.

  • Ranked at No. 2: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (worldwide with a Daytona Beach campus)
  • No. 4: University of Florida
  • No. 16: University of Central Florida
  • No. 29: Daytona State College
  • No. 39: University of North Florida
  • No. 39: University of West Florida
  • No. 52: Florida International University
  • No. 58: St. Petersburg College
  • No. 73: Florida Atlantic University
  • No. 73: Pensacola State College
  • No. 80: Saint Leo University

Beyond the 100, here are where additional schools in Florida rank for online bachelor degree programs:

  • No. 106: Lynn University
  • No. 133: Florida Institute of Technology
  • No. 152: Florida State University
  • No. 192: Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • No. 230: Keiser University
  • No. 237: Seminole State College of Florida
  • No. 260-345: Baptist College of Florida
  • No. 260-345: Bethune-Cookman University
  • No. 260-345: Florida Southern College
  • No. 260-345: South Florida State College

The U.S. News used five categories — engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, student excellence and student services and technologies — to weigh in on its calculation in order to rank the online MBA programs and other graduate programs. 

University of Florida (Hough) ranks at No. 4. Two schools tied as the top MBA programs: Indiana University —  Bloomington (Kelley School of Business) and University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School). 

  • Ranked at number 4: University of Florida (Hough Graduate School of Business)
  • No. 27: Florida State University
  • No. 35: University of Miami Miami Business School
  • No. 54: University of South Florida — St. Petersburg (Tiedemann College of Business)
  • No. 62: Florida International University
  • No. 69: Florida Atlantic University
  • No. 95: University of South Florida

More Florida schools that made the list with their online MBA programs: 

  • No. 102: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Worldwide, with a campus in Daytona Beach
  • No. 138: University of West Florida
  • No. 149: Florida Institute of Technology
  • No. 191: Florida Southern College Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise
  • No. 204: Stetson University
  • No. 229: Lynn University
  • No. 245-321: Florida A&M University
  • No. 245-321: Keiser University
  • No. 245-321: Nova Southeastern University
  • No. 245-321: Southeastern University
  • No. 245-321: Webber International University
  • Ranked at number 15: University of Florida
  • No. 23: University of South Florida
  • No. 55: Florida International University

Rush University in Chicago, Illinois ranked in the top followed by the University of South Carolina then Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. 

  • Ranked at number 7: Florida Atlantic University
  • No. 31: University of Central Florida
  • No. 66: Jacksonville University
  • No. 104: Nova Southeastern University
  • No. 125: University of West Florida
  • No. 132-173: Keiser University

Clemson University (Moore) in Clemson, South Carolina ranked at No. 1 followed by University of Florida.

  • Ranked at number 2: University of Florida
  • No. 15: Florida State University
  • No. 48: Florida Atlantic University
  • No. 48: Florida International University
  • No. 55: University of South Florida
  • No. 69: University of North Florida
  • No. 78: University of Miami
  • No. 96: University of West Florida

More online graduate education programs and where they rank: 

  • No. 181: Florida Southern College
  • No. 215: Lynn University
  • No. 226-298: Bethune-Cookman University
  • No. 226-298: Keiser University
  • No. 226-298: Nova Southeastern University (Fischler)

View other graduate programs such as in business, criminal justice and information technology. 

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New Jersey colleges' online programs rate high in US News rankings - NJBIZ

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 09:03 AM PST

U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday announced the 2020 Best Online Programs rankings for adults interested in furthering their education.  The rankings evaluate more than 1,600 distance education bachelor's and master's degree programs. The master's programs include seven disciplines, such as nursing, business and engineering.

U.S. News & World Report's 2020 list placed Rutgers University-New Brunswick in the No. 39 spot for online Bachelor's programs, but New Jersey schools made a number of appearances throughout the online evaluations. Below we have listed where the New Jersey institutions fell on each of their category lists.

Bachelor's programs

No 39 – Rutgers University-New Brunswick

No. 80 – Berkeley College

No. 260 (tie) Rider University and Rowan University

Nursing programs

No. 17 – Seton Hall University

No. 113 – Felician University

No. 132  – Monmouth University

MBA programs

No. 40 – Stevens Institute of Technology

No. 69 – Rutgers University-Camden

No. 88 – Montclair State University

No. 112 – New Jersey Institute of Technology Martin Tuchman School of Management

No. 169 – Rowan University

Graduate Business programs

No. 22 –  Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Newark

No. 25 – Stevens Institute of Technology

No. 82 – New Jersey Institute of Technology Martin Tuchman School of Management

No. 120 – Rider University

No. 131 – Fairleigh Dickinson University

Graduate criminal justice programs

No. 17 –  College of St. Elizabeth

No. 57 – Rowan University

Graduate education programs

No. 25 –  Montclair State University

No. 96 – Rutgers University-New Brunswick

No. 202 – Monmouth University

No. 215 – Rowan University

No. 226 – Centenary University

Graduate engineering programs

No. 21 – Stevens Institute of Technology

No. 53 – New Jersey Institute of Technology

No. 74 – Rowan University

Graduate information technology programs

No. 7 – Stevens Institute of Technology

No. 34 – New Jersey Institute of Technology Ying Wu College of Computing

No. 45 – Montclair State University

CUNY SPS Ranks In Top 5% For Online Bachelors Degrees Once Again -

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 06:41 AM PST

The City University of New York School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been ranked in the top 5 percent in U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs for 2020, marking the sixth year in a row that the School has been highly ranked by the publisher. CUNY SPS now ranks 16th in the nation and is 12th on the list of Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs for Veterans, according to the report published today. With this ranking, CUNY SPS continues to be the highest listed program in New York State and New York City.

"This good news further confirms the rigor of CUNY School of Professional Studies' academic offerings as well as the school's commitment to provide exceptional online educational opportunities to New Yorkers from all backgrounds, including many working adults who would otherwise find it difficult to obtain a degree," said CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. "We are proud of the reputation CUNY SPS has gained for its online programs, which help the University fulfill its historic mission to provide a top-quality, affordable education for all who seek one."

The U.S. News & World Report's continued high ranking of CUNY SPS offers validation of the educational programs the School has been providing since 2006 to meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor's degree, advance in the workplace, or change careers. CUNY SPS, which has the distinction of being the first CUNY School to offer fully online bachelor's degree programs, was founded to specifically address the demands of evolving workplaces and disciplines by providing customized and flexible programs of study for working adults.

John Mogulescu, dean of CUNY SPS, said, "To be recognized so highly by U.S. News & World Report again is a true honor, and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of CUNY SPS faculty and staff to ensure working adults receive an exemplary education that will enable them to obtain their diplomas, excel in the workplace, and enrich themselves and their communities."

In keeping with this mission, CUNY SPS also offers low in-state tuition to all and opportunities that make attending school more accessible, including Zero Textbook Cost courses, Credit for Prior Learning, and credit for work experience and training, in order to help adult students on their path to college completion and career advancement.

Through all these efforts, CUNY SPS has emerged as the University's leader in online learning, a flexible, low-cost, and empowering pedagogical tool that has provided thousands of working New Yorkers—as well as students around the world—with access to educational opportunities they may not have otherwise.

U.S. News & World Report assessed CUNY SPS and over 350 other institutions using a methodology based on four weighted categories, including engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion among peers.

About the CUNY School of Professional Studies

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor's degree, earn a master's degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

The School's growth has been remarkable, with twenty-three degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 3,700 students in the credit-bearing programs and thousands more who are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workforce development programs. In addition, the School has an active Alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

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