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UC Makes U.S. News List of Top Online Degree Programs


University of Cincinnati’s online graduate programs in education place in top 40 in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever ranking of online degrees.



Date: 1/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Alison Sampson
Phone: (513) 556-2884

UC ingot   As online course enrollment hits an all time high nationwide, U.S. News and World Report released a new rankings report of online degree programs, placing University of Cincinnati among the top 40 schools on several lists. The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Humans Services (CECH), home to five online graduate programs in education ranked 5th for admissions selectivity, and 36th for faculty credentials and training. 

Online Graduate Programs in Education
5th for admissions selectivity
36th  for faculty credentials

Online bachelor’s degrees at UC ranked 23rd for student engagement and assessment and 30th in student service and technology. Three of the six programs at UC that contributed to the ranking are within CECH: early childhood education, substance abuse counseling, and signed language interpreting.

You can view University of Cincinnati’s complete profile on the U.S. News Education website.

The report rated schools with online bachelor’s and graduate degree programs in distinct categories, including student engagement and assessment, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, and faculty credentials and training.  U.S. News ranked 196 online bachelor's degree programs and 523 online master's degree programs. Programs considered for the rankings have at least 80 percent of their course content available online.

The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) is home to the majority of the UC’s distance learning students. CECH offers five online graduate degrees in education, including educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, and special education as well as bachelor’s degrees in signed language interpreting, substance abuse counseling, and early childhood education.

For more information about online degrees at CECH, visit www.cech.uc.edu/online.