U.S. News cites UCCS online graduate programs as national leaders

January 8, 2014

generic-best-online-programs_112181443_wm135x119COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are among the best in the nation, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report.

The 2014 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs rankings are scheduled for release today, Jan. 8, at www.usnews.com/online.

“Online education provides a valuable alternative to individuals seeking career advancement while often balancing work and family responsibilities,” Venkat Reddy, assistant vice chancellor, Online Programs, and dean, College of Business, said. “The same quality for which UCCS is known is available anytime, anywhere.”

The UCCS online graduate degree program in engineering was ranked 40 nationally. Other universities with similar rankings included the University of Alabama, Birmingham (39) and Florida International University (41). The U.S. News rankings included the top 54 programs in the country.

The UCCS online graduate degree program in nursing was ranked 52 nationally and tied with Arizona State University, Chamberlain (Ill.) College of Nursing, and Troy (Ala.) University. The U.S. News rankings included the top 95 programs in the country.

The UCCS online graduate degree program in business ranked 82 nationally and tied with Andrews (Mich.) University, Colorado State University-Global, Fayetteville (N.C.) State University, and Western (N.C.) Carolina University. The U.S. News rankings included the top 169 programs in the country.

The editors used factors such as student engagement, admission selectivity, reputation, faculty credentials, student services and technology in developing rankings of top programs in the nation. Complete rankings and an explanation of ranking methodologies are available at www.usnews.com/online.

In November 2013, U.S. News ranked UCCS as a top school for veterans, placing the university 13 among public and private universities in the Western U.S.

In August 2013, U.S. News ranked UCCS as a top 10 Western regional public university and its College of Engineering and Applied Science a national leader in undergraduate engineering education.

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U.S. News ranks UCCS a top school for veterans and

U.S. News: UCCS a best in the West

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 10,500 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.