UC online programs ranked among best in nation

As a new year and a new term open during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its emphasis on online options, the University of Cincinnati has earned noteworthy recognition of the online education offerings to be found in a number of colleges and programs.

UC pulls rank among its national peers in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs standings, just released today. Overall, the rankings are another endorsement of the quality of the online instruction and a testament to the fact that UC faculty have been national leaders in delivering first-class online courses for 20 years now.

Highlighted among the university programs during this pivotal last year was a significant jump by the online master’s business program (non-MBA), offered out of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The program now stands at No. 21 in the nation, rising from No. 55 since this time last year. Similarly, UC’s online MBA advanced to No. 51, rising 11 spots in just one year’s time.

Lindner Dean Marianne Lewis stated, “These impressive rankings are thanks to the tremendous efforts of our faculty, staff and students. The jump mirrors the step changes we’ve made over the past year. Growing the breadth and depth of our online program offerings, we continue to elevate the professional development and flexibility valued by our students.”

Among the UC programs placing in the Top 100 nationally in the annual list that U.S. News compiles after evaluating more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on factors like student engagement, faculty credentials, and student services and technology:

  • No. 11 online master’s in criminal justice (No. 7 best for veterans)
  • No. 12 online master’s in computer information technology
  • No. 14 online master’s in nursing (No. 5 best for veterans)
  • No. 21 online master’s in business (non-MBA)
  • No. 46 online master’s in education
  • No. 50 online master’s in engineering
  • No. 51 online MBA
  • No. 75 among the best online bachelor’s

He added that these rankings are emblematic of UC’s commitment to academic excellence as outlined in its strategic direction, Next Lives Here.

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