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Georgia Southern Online Programs Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

Georgia Southern University has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for giving students flexible and quality online options to earn their college degrees. Four programs have been ranked on the list of “2014 Best Online Programs.”

U.S. News evaluated nearly 860 online programs at colleges and universities across the country. Here are the rankings for the four Georgia Southern programs:

  • Best online graduate computer information technology programs (#15)

  • Best online graduate education programs (#21)

  • Best online graduate business programs (#34)

  • Best online bachelor’s program (#105)

“The ranking is just one indication of our commitment to the College of Education’s  online graduate programs and our work to continuously improve and expand  the options available to best serve our students, many of whom are already working within the state’s educational system,” said Tom Koballa, dean of the College of Education. “Our online programs allow these students to continue teaching and serving while growing and developing as educators at all levels.”

“The ability to take all classes online while working full-time has been a major draw for working professionals,” said Bill Wells, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration. “The WebMBA provides the flexibility they need. This AACSB accredited program is recognized for its quality and continues to grow.. This is a reflection of the outstanding work by our faculty and staff.”

According to U.S News, only degree-granting programs offering courses that are 100 percent online were considered for the rankings. They were assigned an overall numerical rank based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training and students services and technology. Admissions selectivity also factored into the rankings for all online master’s degree programs, and academic peer reputation was included in the calculations for engineering and business program rankings.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.


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