The Best Online Education Programs in the US

In early 2017, 1,300 online degree programs were looked at by US News, in the effort to rank them, and distinguish the best offerings. They looked at online only programs (not courses that required some campus attendance), and both profit and non-profit offerings. Online education by a reputable university is something that is now seen as credible education. Anyone interested in going the route of online programs in the US should take a look at how the universities have been ranked, for specific subjects and qualifications. Obviously nursing programs and business programs are very specialist and different establishments specialise in each.

Here we have listed some of what have been ranked as the best online education programs in the US;

The University of Florida – The University of Florida took first place when it came to programs in online education.

The University of Houston  – The University of Houston took second place.

Florida State University – Florida State University took third place.

Business Masters

The top of the charts in terms of Business Masters via online education programs (non-MBA) is Indiana’s Kelley School. This is followed by The University of Dallas Texas, and in third place is Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.


MBA programs came out as – first place Temple University’s Fox School of Business, second place Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, and third place Indiana University—Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business and the University of North Carolina.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Online education programs in terms of Bachelors Degrees were ranked as – first place Embry-Riddle, second place Pennsylvania State University, then Temple University, University of Oklahoma and Arizona State University.

Nursing Masters

The top spots for Nursing Masters programs online, were St. Xavier University, The Medical University of South Carolina remained second place, followed by Duke University, and Ohio State University.

Engineering Masters

In terms of Engineering Masters, top of the online programs in 2017 were The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, along with the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University came third.

Criminal Justice Masters

Criminal Justice Masters education, online programs, were headed in 2017 by Sam Houston State University, with the University of Nebraska coming second. In third place came The University of California, Irvine.

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