The best colleges for seniors seeking online programs

Beyond simply wanting the flexibility to earn college credits from home, students feel that online programs meet their personal needs better than traditional face-to-face instruction, especially at the height of the pandemic.

Now more than ever, students are demanding more from their college or university of choice. And if we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that education is becoming more and more about the student experience.

Beyond simply wanting the flexibility to earn college credits from home, students feel that online programs meet their personal needs better than traditional face-to-face instruction, especially at the height of the pandemic. And according to newly released data from U.S. News, there are several universities that rank among the best for providing students with top-notch online programs.

These are 2023’s “Best Online Programs“:

Bachelor’s programs

  1. University of Florida
  2. (Tied for 2nd) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide (FL)
  3. (Tied for 2nd) University of Illinois-Chicago

Master’s programs

MBA

  1. (Tied for first) Indiana University-Bloomington (Kelley)

2. (Tied for first) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

3. University of Southern California (Marshall)

Business, non-MBA

  1. Indiana University-Bloomington (Kelley)
  2. (Tied for 2nd) Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)
  3. (Tied for 2nd) University of Southern California (Marshall)

Computer Information Technology

  1. Columbia University
  2. Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) (MD)
  3. Virginia Tech

Criminal Justice/Criminology

  1. University of California-Irvine
  2. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  3. Sam Houston State University (TX)

Education

  1. (Tied for 1st) Clemson University (Moore) (SC)
  2. (Tied for 1st) University of Florida
  3. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Engineering

  1. University of California-Los Angeles (Samueli)
  2. Purdue University-West Lafayette (IN)
  3. Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

Nursing

  1. University of South Carolina
  2. (Tied for 2nd) Duke University
  3. (Tied for 2nd) Ohio State University
  4. (Tied for 2nd) University of Alabama

“Most of the undergraduate programs in the Best Online Programs rankings are degree completion programs, meaning the vast majority of their students already have some college credit,” according to Principal Data Analyst Eric Brooks. “The methodology is developed with those students in mind, setting these rankings apart from those that are focused on recent high school graduates pursuing higher education for the first time.”


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Micah Ward
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Micah Ward is a District Administration staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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