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These two Philly-area universities rank highest for online education programs

10 January 2018

Additionally, the school offers online graduate programs in Business Administration (MBA), Marriage and Family Studies, and Ministry Studies (four emphases areas).

Most impressive is Temple University, which not only ranked as the No. 1 online MBA program for the fourth year in a row, but also ranked as the second best online bachelor's program in the nation, tied with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. At the undergraduate level, the Fox Online BBA retained its No. 2 national rank, where it was ranked by U.S. News in 2017.

"Southeast Online is committed to providing a quality distance education experience", said Chelsea Caile McNeely, director of Southeast's Online Programs.

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"We are continually investigating ways to offer distance learning courses to meet students' needs, and we will continue to enhance our online offerings".

The Online MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management leads the ranking once again: It's led the ranking since 2014, when it was tied for first place with two other schools. Look through all the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings here. In addition, according to McAliney, with its dedicated resources for course design, the program captures the best practices in online pedagogy.

The College of Communication and Information's online graduate program in information technology cracked the Top 10, rising to No. 7 in the category of computer information technology. The college offers many classes online to maximize accessibility and maintain quality. "The program's ranking is a testament to the vision and expertise of the program's leadership and faculty".

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The survey of more than 1,300 online programs includes general rankings of each institution's online bachelor's degree programs and discipline-specific rankings of online master's programs.

"We are excited that our college's online graduate program continues to be recognized among the very best in the nation", said Thomas Blomberg, dean of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology. The programs are listed in a searchable directory, which prospective students can use to find information about tuition, online services and other data.

The School of Nursing also offers both an online post-master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program that educates established advanced practice nurses to deliver expert care and innovate practice, and an online doctoral program that prepares nurse scientists and academics who will contribute to knowledge development, theory generation and hypothesis testing to improve nursing practice outcomes and health care.

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UF Online was ranked No. 12 based on the following factors: student engagement (35 percent); student services and technology (25 percent); faculty credentials and training (20 percent); and peer reputation (20 percent).

These two Philly-area universities rank highest for online education programs