UCCS online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing are among the top 50 programs in the country and the best in Colorado, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report magazine.
In the magazine’s Best Online Graduate Education Rankings released Jan. 7, UCCS programs were considered among the nation’s best based on criteria such as student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services, peer reputation and admission selectivity. U.S. News and World Report leads in the collection of accurate data and its use to rank colleges and universities as a consumer guide.
“While rankings such as these are not a singular indicator of quality, they are an important tool for students when selecting from the myriad of programs offered,” said Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor. “The University of Colorado Colorado Springs continues to offer an affordable high-quality education in formats that meet student needs and the expectations of southern Colorado.”
Specific UCCS programs ranked by U.S. News are:
- Business. Among the 142 public and private university online graduate MBA programs ranked by U.S. News, the UCCS program was 40, the highest of any program offered by a university in Colorado.
- Engineering. Of the 56 public and private university online graduate engineering programs ranked by U.S. News, the UCCS program was 20, the highest of any program offered by a university in Colorado.
- Nursing. Of the 96 public and private university online graduate nursing programs ranked by U.S. News, the UCCS program was 48. Among Colorado university programs, only the program at the University of Colorado Denver (5) ranked higher.
For a complete list of program rankings and methodologies, please see www.usnews.com/online.