U.S. News ranks online programs among nation’s best

U.S. News ranks online programs among nation’s best

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln online programs have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Online Programs rankings.

The university's online graduate education, bachelor of science in applied science, master of business administration and master of engineering management programs continued their presence in the publication’s annual national list of top online programs. This year’s list was released Jan. 12.

The highest ranked program came in the online Graduate Engineering Programs category, where Nebraska ranked No. 12 in the nation – a 22-point climb from 2015 and a 29-point leap from its debut on the list two years ago.

“We have placed an increased emphasis on offering a degree of high value to working professionals,” said Tim Wei, dean of the College of Engineering. “The rankings are a positive indicator that these efforts are being recognized."

The university ranked No. 14 in the online Graduate Education Programs category, administered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. Programs represented in this category include family and consumer science education, educational administration, special education and German language education.

Continuing its annual presence among the top Best Online Graduate MBA Programs, Nebraska's master of business administration, administered through the College of Business Administration, climbed six spots to No. 15 nationally.

The university's bachelor of science in applied science, administered through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, landed at No. 86 in the Best Online Undergraduate Programs category.

These programs are among the more than 100 degree, certificate and endorsement online programs offered by the four institutions of the University of Nebraska system. More information about these and other online programs can be found here or at NU Online Worldwide, the university system-wide distance education initiative.