Florida Atlantic University's College of Business, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and College of Education are listed in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report national rankings for "Best Online Graduate Programs".
"We are incredibly proud to have our exceptional online programs ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and to be the No. 1 ranked public College of Nursing on this year's list", said Bernadette Melnyk, dean of the College of Nursing, vice president for health promotion and chief wellness officer for Ohio State.
"Our Online BBA is AACSB-accredited, offers six unique majors, and incorporates a live component during which students can interact with one another and their professors via weekly web-conferencing", said Darin Kapanjie, academic director of the Fox Online MBA and Online BBA programs.
U.S. News considers student engagement, faculty credentials, and selectivity in ranking online programs, with Temple marking far higher for student engagement than most other online programs. "The top programs not only demonstrate strong academics but also create learning environments that are particularly well-suited to remote students". U.S. News provides comprehensive data and ranking of online programs to prospective students.
Value Colleges and Top RN to BSN also both named the College of Nursing's online RN to BSN program among the best in the country.
The College of Education's online graduate program continues to rank among the best in the nation at No. 13. The school launched its first online PhD program in 2015 and UB's first massive open online course (MOOC) on learning site Coursera in 2016.
Catering to professionals with at least three to five years of postbaccalaureate work experience, Kansas State University PMBA students engage in the same curriculum taught by the same award-winning faculty members who instruct students on campus. The college offers a variety of graduate programs online or through interactive videoconferencing, including aerospace engineering, ocean engineering, and civil engineering.
"Our college is committed to the constant improvement of its graduate programs designed for distance learners, and that commitment has made this program without peer in a very short amount of time", Petersen said. "The dedication of our faculty to providing a high-caliber education is another integral factor in the program's success, and the addition of an instructional technologist to our staff has allowed us to improve course design and delivery".
Kroll added that GSE faculty work together with online students and engage in original online education research, continually incorporating their latest findings into their teaching practices. The Master of Science in Information Technology degree is offered by the college's School of Information. The college offers many classes online to maximize accessibility and maintain quality.