VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Valdosta State University has once again been ranked one of the best colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to distance education.
According to VSU, this is the ninth year U.S. News and World Report has numerically ranked the university's online degree programs as among the best across the nation.
The rankings described VSU as having "one of the most extensive evaluations of United States-based distance education programs ever published."
In addition, the university has earned highly ranked spots on the publication’s 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and 2020 Best Online Graduate Education Programs lists.
“We are excited to receive national recognition for our online programs,” said Marsha B. Dukes, associate director of VSU’s Center for eLearning. “At VSU, we care about our students, and we strive to remove barriers to their success. Our online degree programs empower working professionals and other nontraditional students by offering them opportunities to gain skills and advance their careers. The latest ranking of online programs from U.S. News and World Report reflects our commitment to providing innovative, high-quality online education, and recognizes the expertise of our faculty and their dedication to student learning.”
VSU came in at No. 143 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs list out of a total of 353 regionally accredited public and private institutions.
The university also came in at No. 128 on Best Online Graduate Education Programs list.
To determine this year’s rankings, U.S. News and World Report looked at the following:
• Services and Technology
• Student Excellence
• Faculty Credentials and Training
• Expert Opinion
VSU currently offers more than 60 bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees; endorsements; certificates; minors; and certifications online.
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