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Alternative Credentials, Scaled Degrees, and the New Higher Ed Matthew Effect | Learning Innovation - Inside Higher EdAlternative Credentials, Scaled Degrees, and the New Higher Ed Matthew Effect | Learning Innovation - Inside Higher EdPosted: 10 Aug 2020 01:44 PM PDT HBS Online saw a 650 percent increase in enrollment between April and June compared to the same period in 2019…Online degrees offered by the Gies College of Business, including an iMBA priced under $22,000 offered in partnership with online learning platform Coursera, have seen record applications this year, Elliott said. Applications have particularly increased among women. More than 2,500 applications have so far been submitted to the iMBA program starting this fall -- a 35 percent increase from August 2019.Since mid-March, more than 18 million registered users have joined Coursera, a more than 400 percent increase from the same time period last year. Enrollments in India increased by 1,044 percent, followed by Italy at…

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Online Programs at UMass Amherst - UMass News and Media Relations

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Online Programs at UMass Amherst - UMass News and Media Relations


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Online Programs at UMass Amherst - UMass News and Media Relations

Posted: 15 Jan 2019 12:00 AM PST

AMHERST, Mass. – Online bachelor's degree programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst rank 20th nationally, according to a survey released by U.S. News & World Report, which also listed the university 17th for online MBA programs.

The list of the 357 schools with the best online bachelor's programs for 2018 is based on weighted factors in student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and peer reputation.

UMass Amherst's online graduate nursing program rose four spots over last year's ranking from 39th to 35th in the rankings.

Weighted factors used in the graduate program ranking process were student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. The weighting varied among programs.

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