Six Houston-area universities all discovered a spot on U.S. Information & World Report’s 2022 Finest On-line Applications Rankings on Jan. 25.
Three colleges made the bachelor’s on-line packages checklist, however just one made the highest 100. The College of Houston–Downtown remained at No. 80 in a seven-way tie with Drexel College, New England Institute of Expertise, Previous Dominion College, Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design, St. Petersburg Faculty and the College of Tennessee.
Nevertheless, UHD’s on-line grasp’s in felony justice program jumped up three spots to No. 27, tying with DeSales College.
“U.S. Information & World Report rankings are thought-about a benchmark of excellence in increased schooling,” stated UHD President Loren J. Blanchard. “To be named among the many prime establishments within the nation providing high quality on-line packages is certainly gratifying and additional demonstrates UHD’s dedication to scholar success and the prosperity of the better Houston area.”
The opposite two colleges to make the web bachelor’s packages checklist have been Houston Baptist College at No. 178 (tied) and the College of Texas M.D. Anderson Most cancers Heart at No. 246 (tied).
Rice College was the Houston college with essentially the most placements on U.S. Information’ numerous on-line program lists, and so they’re all associated to its MBA packages.
Rice’s Jones Graduate Faculty of Enterprise dropped 11 spots among the many greatest on-line MBA packages, touchdown at No. 20 in a four-way tie with Ball State College (Miller Faculty of Enterprise), North Carolina State College (Poole Faculty of Administration) and Washington State College.
Jones’ MBA on-line packages enable college students to customise their course load based mostly on their particular profession objectives, Discover MBA On-line famous in a Jan. 7 report.
George Andrews, affiliate dean of diploma packages at Jones Graduate Faculty of Enterprise, instructed Discover MBA On-line college students can select electives that target constructing expertise in industries resembling finance, marking and entrepreneurship.
“The core MBA curriculum focuses on creating competencies and superior enterprise expertise to unravel complicated issues throughout industries,” Andrews stated. “The main focus areas enable college students to dive deeper into industry- or career-specific matters and disciplines, permitting them to distinguish themselves from their fellow MBA graduates.”
See the place Houston-area colleges positioned on the U.S. Information & World Report’s 2022 Finest On-line Applications Rankings on the finish of the story.
U.S. Information based mostly its on-line program rankings on scholar engagement, companies and applied sciences out there to college students, college credentials and coaching, and knowledgeable opinion on the educational high quality of the packages. Grasp’s packages have been additionally ranked based mostly on scholar excellence.
The rankings embrace greater than 1,700 packages, which is barely greater than final 12 months, however the variety of enterprise packages this 12 months jumped from 145 to 228, U.S. Information stated.
Solely packages that have been designed to be on-line have been thought-about, that means these which can be quickly on-line due to the Covid-19 pandemic weren’t included. Blended on-line and in-person packages have been additionally not thought-about.
The pandemic, nevertheless, could possibly be an element driving extra college students to contemplate on-line packages, U.S. Information stated.
“The uncertainty brought on by the pandemic might end in extra individuals contemplating the deserves of a web-based schooling,” Liana Loewus, managing editor of schooling at U.S. Information, stated in a press release.
However different components, resembling affordability and suppleness, are additionally at play. Even earlier than Covid-19 emerged, about 37% of postsecondary college students within the U.S. have been enrolled in distance schooling programs, in keeping with Nationwide Heart for Training Statistics figures U.S. Information included in its report.
U.S. Information additionally ranked on-line packages for veterans. To be thought-about for that checklist, colleges needed to meet sure standards to scale back prices for veterans. UHD moved up one spot on the veterans checklist to No. 15 for its on-line grasp’s in felony justice packages, whereas Rice and UH–Clear Lake ranked at Nos. 14 (down eight from final 12 months) and 85 for his or her on-line MBA packages.
General winners for bachelor’s packages have been Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College-Worldwide and the College of Florida. MBA packages have been led by Indiana College-Bloomington, College of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the College of Southern California. Non-MBA enterprise grasp’s packages have been led by Indiana College-Bloomington and USC.
Under are the Houston-area colleges on U.S. Information’ numerous on-line packages lists.