U.S. News releases first ranking of online education programs
Today, U.S. News & World Report released its first-ever directory and ranking of online education programs. Four disciplines at the master’s degree level have been ranked: business, engineering, nursing and education.
According to their data, Michigan State University ranks No. 65 for Faculty Credentials and Training, No. 71 for Teaching Practices and Student Engagement, and No. 103 for Student Services and Technology. The rankings were calculated based on information from 161 schools that provided sufficient information in a U.S. News’ survey last summer.
The MSU College of Education offers the online Master of Arts in Education (MAED) as well as four other online master’s degree programs in education fields: Teaching and Curriculum, Special Education, Educational Technology, and Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE).
The U.S. News ranking requested aggregations of data across all of an institution’s online education degree programs for some types of information while, in other cases, schools were asked to report what was most “typical” given the breadth of their programs.
Visit www.usnews.com/education/online-education for more information, including a full explanation of the methodology.