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Utah State University-Online Garners Top 20

Students from across Utah can access education via USU's Online programs, recently recognized by "U.S. News & World Report."

Utah State University-Online was recognized today by U.S. News & World Report for two top 20 online degree programs. Its bachelor’s degrees were ranked 20th nationwide, while its graduate education program was ranked 17th. U.S. News & World Report is widely regarded as one of the preeminent college rankings systems.

“We continue to be the highest ranked university in the state when it comes to online course delivery,” said Robert Wagner, USU’s executive vice provost and dean for Academic and Instructional Services. “We have built a comprehensive online course development infrastructure that allows us to deliver the very best courses and degree programs to our students not only in Utah but throughout the world.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, ranking criteria were based upon student engagement, faculty credentials, peer reputation, student services and technology. More than 200 universities were ranked and included private, public and for-profit institutions.

USU-Online offers eight online bachelor’s degrees, including communicative disorders and deaf education, economics and psychology. It also offers six online master’s degrees that include instructional technology and learning sciences. In addition to complete degree programs, USU-Online delivers more than 400 online courses every semester to nearly 13,000 students in Utah and throughout the world.

“Our extensive online degree and course offerings are a critical part of our land-grant university mission to make higher education accessible to our state’s citizens,” said Noelle Cockett, USU’s executive vice president and provost. “Leveraging the latest technology and course development know how makes it possible for the university to reach every corner of the state, and far beyond its borders.”

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Contact: Jay Wright, 435-797-2080 or jay.wright@usu.edu

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