Ohio State University–Columbus takes the No. 1 spot among 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for the first time.

This year’s ranking includes nearly 1,500 online bachelor’s degree programs–up from about 1,300 last year–for bachelor’s degrees, as well as graduate programs in engineering, business, nursing and more.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Best Online MBA Program is Temple University in Pennsylvania. In computer information technology, the University of Southern California remains No. 1 for the sixth year in a row. St. Xavier University in Chicago is the Best Online Nursing Program, while South Carolina’s Clemson University ranks the highest in education. Columbia University in New York moved up two spots to take the No. 1 rank in engineering.

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