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UC Online Graduate Programs Rise in Rankings

U.S. News and World Report places UC among top 100 institutions in the nation for online graduate programs in seven categories.

Date: 1/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
By: Tony Almaguer
Phone: (513) 556-2588

UC ingot   The U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Rankings for Best Online Programs in the nation highlighted UC’s commitment to Distance Learning excellence for the fourth consecutive year. Since the publication began ranking online Graduate programs in 2012, UC has ranked in the top 100 institutions consistently. With over 5,000 students enrolled in the 62 online degrees, specializations, and certificates UC offers, the rankings prove UC is an outstanding choice for online learning.

The following is a summary of the rankings UC earned for the 2016 year: 

  • Best Online Graduate Nursing Program #8
  • Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program #14
  • Best Online Graduate Business Program (not MBA) #30
  • Best Online Graduate Education Program #30
  • Best Online Graduate Engineering Program #49
  • Best Online MBA Program #52 

The rankings and scores were assessed through five different categories including, student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. UC was also named in the top 200 institutions for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in this publication.

"I'm so proud of our colleges and their support of our online learning leaders," said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Beverly Davenport. "Thanks to them, UC continues to offer excellent, rigorous online programs that accommodate a wide range of learners and expand our reputation locally, nationally and globally. These rankings are just another sign of our growing expertise and excellence in eLearning."

For more information on all of the Online Graduate Program rankings, visit To see the methodologies used by U.S. News & World Report for the rankings, visit