Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter

Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 05 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT Even before the coronavirus pandemic propelled UNLV into remote learning in the spring, online courses at UNLV were prevalent.  "There's been a steady decrease in the number of students that have never taken an online course," said Elizabeth Barrie, the director of the Office of Online Education . She recently presented during The State of Online Education webinar event. It highlighted some of the initiatives and cross-campus partnerships that contribute to student achievement and shared how faculty prepared for online learning through the summer. She noted that 95% of students who graduated in spring 2020 with an undergraduate degree had taken at least one online course. And, compared to past years, there has been an increase in the number of students who have taken more than 30 credits, or two semesters, online. 

Best Master's Programs Releases Ranking of the Top 25 Online Homeland Security Master's Programs - PRNewswire

Best Master's Programs Releases Ranking of the Top 25 Online Homeland Security Master's Programs - PRNewswire

Best Master's Programs Releases Ranking of the Top 25 Online Homeland Security Master's Programs - PRNewswire

Posted: 22 Dec 2020 05:39 AM PST

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Master's Programs (https://www.bestmastersprograms.org/), an online guide to the best master's degrees and careers, is pleased to share their 25 Best Online Master's in Homeland Security for 2021 at https://www.bestmastersprograms.org/best-online-homeland-security-masters/

In the 21st century, Homeland Security has grown into one of the largest government agencies, and there are thousands of jobs in the constellation of departments, agencies, private contractors, and other organizations that make up the homeland security sector. Management of such a vast and complex industry requires a multitude of well-educated, well-trained, and highly experienced professionals. To fill that need, colleges and universities across the US have developed master's degree programs in homeland security, many of them in an online format to help working professionals increase their credentials at their own convenience. For these students, Best Master's Programs has ranked the 25 Best Online Master's in Homeland Security.

The BMP ranking of the top Homeland Security Master's programs is meant to help working professionals find a program with a real return on investment and career impact. Best Master's Programs used three criteria to determine the ranking:

  • Tuition (IPEDS data)
  • Alumni Salary (College Scorecard data)
  • Student Satisfaction (Niche student reviews)

The top 3 online Master's in Homeland Security programs for 2021 are: (1) Purdue University Global, (2) Thomas Edison State University, and (3) Northeastern University. BMP congratulates the top 3, as well as all the top 25.

The full list, in alphabetical order, can be found at the end of this release.

As the BMP editors explain, "An online master's in homeland security and emergency management can prepare graduates for a career as an intelligence analyst, management consultant, program analyst, policy analyst, and more." According to the editors, "There is so much room for growth when you earn a master's in security studies online, that anyone who is interested in the field should consider it." The editors also indicate that "Security master's degrees set applicants apart from the competition and allow them to advance in their careers. They can help graduates get a promotion, advance into management roles, and increase their earning potential." There's no better or more convenient way for a Homeland Security professional to set themselves apart.

Online programs are a good fit for adults who are already working in the industry. As the editors explain, "Earning your master's in security studies online is perfect for those who want to improve their career prospects with a program that is flexible and cost-effective." In addition, "Those who achieve their masters in homeland security can expect a comfortable salary, benefits, and the opportunity for career advancement." Because career opportunities are not limited to government - private contracting companies have an enormous place in homeland security - the editors explain, "Ever since 9/11, national security has been one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States. Getting an online master's in security studies is a great way to increase your career prospects in this exciting industry."

Best Master's Programs is an independent online guide to finding the best traditional and online master's degree programs. They offer rankings and reviews of the top master's programs in all of the most popular fields, career and salary information for the most in-demand jobs, and much more.

The full top 25 online Homeland Security master's programs (in alphabetical order):

American University
Angelo State University
Arizona State University
Colorado Technical University
Excelsior College
Liberty University
Mississippi College
National University
Northeastern University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Nova Southeastern University
Pace University
Park University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University Global
Saint Joseph's University
Salve Regina University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Thomas Edison State University
Towson University
Tulane University
UMass Lowell
University of Arizona
University of Maryland University College
Virginia Commonwealth University

Steve Green
Media Relations, Best Master's Programs
[email protected]
(919) 864-2220

SOURCE Best Master's Programs

Rankings Roundup: Kennesaw State Ranked Nationally For Degree Programs - Patch.com

Posted: 22 Dec 2020 07:03 AM PST

Dec 21, 2020

Rankings Roundup: Kennesaw State ranked nationally for degree programs

(Dec 21, 2020)
— Kennesaw State University has been ranked recently as having some of the best academic
programs in the nation. During the Fall 2020 semester, several online organizations
and publications recognized Kennesaw State's programs for affordability, program flexibility,
student satisfaction and curriculum quality.

Kennesaw State is ranked:

Kennesaw State ranked among the top 15 universities nationally for political science degrees for 2021, and the University was the only Georgia institution named to the
list. The organization considered KSU's tuition rate, student satisfaction and graduate
salary for its annual rankings list.

• No. 22 among the Best College Food in America by Niche.

Kennesaw State ranked as one of the top institutions nationwide with an "A+" grade
for its dining hall by Niche, which factored in student reviews, meal plan costs and
accessibility to healthy, quality food across a range of different cuisines and dietary

• No. 23 among the Best Online Bachelor's in Information Technology (IT) Degree Programs and No. 18 nationally for Best Online Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree Programs by Learn.org. Kennesaw State ranked among the leading schools in the nation and was the top university
in Georgia for its online bachelor's degree in Information Technology, which is accredited by ABET. The Learn.org rankings for online degrees in Information
Technology and Cybersecurity factored in KSU's affordability, program length and flexibility.

• No. 29 among the Top 50 Online MBA Programs by The Princeton Review.

Kennesaw State was ranked as the top institution in Georgia for its online MBA program
by The Princeton Review, which factored in student career outcomes, technological
infrastructure, academic rigor and program affordability, among other things.

• Grade A in the 2020-2021 "What Will They Learn?" report

Kennesaw State was one of 24 institutions nationwide, and only three institutions
in Georgia, to achieve an "A" rating from the annual report, which factors in how
many of the seven core subjects the university requires, including composition, literature,
foreign language, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and natural science.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

This press release was produced by Kennesaw State University. The views expressed here are the author's own.

Best Health Degrees Releases National Rankings of Health Care Management Bachelor's Programs - Watauga Democrat

Posted: 21 Dec 2020 11:32 PM PST

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Health Degrees (https://www.besthealthdegrees.com/), an independent, free online source for information on healthcare degrees and careers, has released three rankings of the best Health Care Management MBA degree programs in the US:

25 Best Health Care Management Bachelor's Programs for 2021
15 Best Online Health Care Management Bachelor's Programs for 2021
10 Fastest Online Health Care Management Bachelor's Programs for 2021

The Top 3 Health Care Management Bachelor's Programs for 2021 are: 1) James Madison University; 2) George Mason University; and 3) California State University, Long Beach. The Top 3 Online Health Care Management Bachelor's for 2021 are: 1) Purdue University Global; 2) Pennsylvania State University; and 3) University of Central Florida.

A complete list of all institutions ranked is included at the end of this release.

"A bachelor's in healthcare management gives graduates the chance to enter one of the largest business sectors in the U.S," Best Health Degrees editors explain; "Over 16 million people work in the industry and more than $3.6 trillion was spent on healthcare services in 2018." The vastness and complexity of the healthcare system means that strong management and administration is key to keeping the system from collapse. A Health Care Management degree "will prepare you to enter this field, ready to fill an administrative role in a hospital, health system, government agency, physician offices, long-term care facilities, or outpatient care centers." In addition, healthcare management programs "frequently require an internship experience, capstone project, or both." As the editors explain, "Internships will place you with a preceptor/mentor in a healthcare facility or agency and provide you with real-world experience in an administrative setting. Capstone projects will integrate what you've learned with actual healthcare issues."

Best Health Degrees editors focus on accredited institutions that have a real impact on graduates' careers, whether online or on-campus. According to the editors, "In 2020, a global pandemic disrupted the way many schools offered courses and degrees. Some schools scrambled to develop distance education programs, while other schools with long-established online programs were well prepared." Whether students want the networking and mentoring opportunities of a traditional on-campus program, or the convenience and flexibility of an online program, Best Health Degrees editors provide a variety of options to help students find the program that best meets their needs.

Best Health Degrees provides current information that aspiring healthcare professionals need to explore their health care career options; to learn what skills and training are required; to find what salary they can expect to make; and to get an edge in landing the best jobs. BHD also ranks traditional and online programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs like nursing, health informatics, health care administration, and more.

All Institutions in the Best Health Care Management Bachelor's Rankings (in alphabetical order):

Appalachian State University

Arizona State University

Ashford University

Auburn University

California State University, Chico

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Northridge

Champlain College

Columbia Southern University

Concordia University Chicago

Dallas Baptist University

East Carolina University

Eastern Washington University

Florida A&M University

Florida Institute of Technology

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

George Mason University

Grand Canyon University

Howard University

Jackson State University

James Madison University

Liberty University

Loyola University Chicago

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Old Dominion University

Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon State University

Pennsylvania State University

Purdue University Global

Saint Leo University

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Southern New Hampshire University

Stonehill College

Texas State University

Towson University

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Baltimore

University of Central Florida

University of Michigan - Flint

University of Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota - Crookston

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

University of New Hampshire

University of North Florida

University of Scranton

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Western Governors University

George Allen
Media Manager, Best Health Degrees
(919) 864-2220

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