US News releases annual rankings of online programs

January 8, 2015

US News and World Report has released its fourth annual ranking of online PSE programs. This year’s list ranks more than 1,200 online distance education programs, considering factors such as admissions selectivity, faculty credentials, student engagement, and peer reputation. The publication provides program-specific rankings in several areas, including business, nursing, engineering, and education; however, the rankings rely on self-reported data, and some institutions do not participate. Pennsylvania State University’s World Campus was ranked as the top online bachelor’s program, followed by Daytona State College, the University of Illinois Chicago, and Western Kentucky University, which all tied for third. Indiana University Bloomington’s Kelley School was ranked as the top graduate business program, and tied with Temple University’s Fox School and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School as the top online MBA program. US News | Inside Higher Ed