Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

MSU online programs receive high marks in US News & World Report rankings

MSU online programs receive high marks in US News & World Report rankings

BOONE, N.C. -Appalachian State University made U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Online Bachelor's Programs and 2018 Best Online Graduate Education Programs lists. Throughout both undergraduate and graduate studies, a couple Philly-area schools ranked among the best.

Also ranked by U.S. News this week are Southeast's online MBA program and its online graduate programs in business, criminal justice and education.

"Our continued position as one of the top online graduate programs in the country demonstrates our commitment to providing students with an outstanding educational experience", said Marcy Driscoll, dean of the College of Education. Western is ranked 60th out of 347 ranked colleges and universities from across the U.S.in "Best Online Programs: Bachelor's" category and is one of two IL public universities in the top 75. It ranked ahead of programs at several other state institutions, including Old Dominion University at No. 42 and George Mason University at No. 57.

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The magazine measured these factors through four categories: student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation. Prospective students can use the searchable directory to explore factors such as tuition, program offerings and online services offered to enrolled students.

Consistently recognized as having some of the nation's best online degree programs, EKU strives to make quality education accessible to everyone.

"While we're seeing solid success in our online education - enrollments continue to grow, and we are adding new programs each year - there's still work to be done", Foley said. The college's MBA online program retained its No. 16 place overall in a highly competitive field. The ranking also marks the fourth consecutive year MSU's Distance MBA program has ranked in the top 25 nationally. The Kelley Direct Online MBA program, started in 1999, was the first online MBA program offered by a top-ranked business school and today serves as a model for similar programs.

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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 MSN offers two concentrations: Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. "This honor is a testament to the years of hard work by our awesome team of support staff, faculty, and administrators to ensure a transformational, virtual experience for our online students". The college also offers an online master of science in Health Promotion created to develop skills and competencies to effectively assess, design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs.

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