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UMass Boston Online Programs rank among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News

01/25/2022| Gray Milkowski

UMass Boston’s online bachelor’s degree and online graduate programs, including the MBA and master’s in education, were listed among the nation’s best in the U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today.

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Most notable among the rankings was the university’s online bachelor’s degree, which jumped 54 spots.

The new top 100 rankings include:

  • Online bachelor’s – No. 39, up from No. 93
  • Online Master’s in business (non-MBA) – No. 38
  • Online MBA – No. 105
  • Online MBA for veterans – No. 89
  • Online Master’s in education – No. 77

“While the true measure of our online programs’ success is in the successes of our students, I am pleased that these data agrees that UMass Boston’s programs rival the best in the country,” said Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “Our online students, and indeed our entire university, should be proud to be a part of Boston’s public research university, as we only foresee even more success in the years to come.”

U.S. News and World Report conducts online program rankings annually, and they are based on indicators such as student services and technology, faculty credentials, and student engagement, using data collected directly from each institution. The programs that score the highest are those applying educational best practices specific for distance learners.

Visit U.S. News and World Report to see the full list of rankings.


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