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#7: U.S. News ranks best online learning programs for 2017

Does your online learning program make the latest list?

[Editor’s note: This story, originally published on January 10th of this year, was our #7 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2017 countdown!]

Florida’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University—Worldwide is ranked as the best online bachelor’s program for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report‘s 2017 Best Online Program rankings.

Pennsylvania’s Temple University and the University of Oklahoma took the No. 2 and No. 3 spot on the list of best online bachelor’s programs. Temple University ranks as the best online MBA program for the third consecutive year.

California schools top the list of the best online schools for students interested in STEM. The University of California—Los Angeles and the University of Southern California tied for No. 1 in engineering.

The University of Southern California once again ranks No. 1 for computer information technology. Illinois’ St. Xavier University tops the list for nursing, and the University of Florida is the best online education program for the second consecutive year.

“Online learning is relatively new but growing in popularity because of the flexibility it offers,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “We developed the Best Online Programs rankings to provide students with the tools to identify programs that offer top faculty, positive student engagement and generous support services – all of which are key to productive online learning.”

(Next page: Characteristics of a great online learning program)

Laura Ascione