PHOENIX — Both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona fared well in a recent ranking of online degree programs.
According to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, ASU is home to the fourth-best online bachelor’s degree program in the country. UA came in at No. 81 out of 312 such programs.
The news site ranked ASU highly because of how well-prepared its professors are for online teaching and high levels of student engagement.
However, the school was dinged for its lack of financial, technical and vocational support for its online students.
ASU’s W.P Carey School of Business’ online master’s program was ranked No. 5 in the country. It tied with the University of Florida’s Hough School of Business.
“With strong competition in the online business school space, we are thrilled to be recognized again as one of the leading online business programs in the country,” Amy Hillman, dean of the W.P. Carey School, told ASU News.
UA finished further down on the bachelor’s degree list, but is still among the top quarter of the country. School officials were pleased with the ranking, especially when taking into account that the school’s online four-year degree program has only been running for two years.
“We’ve had a long history of success in our on-campus undergraduate educational programs and have fully translated that to the online experience,” Vincent Del Casino, vice provost of digital learning and student engagement, said in a press release.
“This year, we expect to accelerate our accomplishments as we scale our model and launch more degree programs and graduate an even larger number of our students.”
Northern Arizona University was ranked at No. 226 for its online bachelor’s program.
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