UMass Boston

U.S. News Ranks UMass Boston Online Programs Among the Nation’s Best


02/08/2024| Crystal Valencia

UMass Boston’s online bachelor’s degree and online graduate programs, including the MBA and master’s in education, are listed among the nation’s best in the U.S. News and World Report 2024 Best Online Programs rankings, released this week.

The rankings reflect the university’s ongoing commitment to access to higher education for all. UMass Boston online programs offer digital access to the same quality courses and programs we offer on campus, taught by the same academic departments, at one of the lowest online costs per credit available.

Most notable among the rankings was the university’s online bachelor’s degree, which was ranked as 50th in the nation.

Highlights include:

  • Online Bachelor’s – No. 50
  • Online Master’s in Business (non-MBA) – No. 140
  • Online MBA – No. 102
  • Online MBA for Veterans – No. 65
  • Online Master’s in Education – No. 58
  • Online Master’s in Education for veterans – No. 18
  • Online Master’s in Nursing – No. 83

“We are pleased that UMass Boston again is recognized for our commitment to online education and distance learning,” said Chancellor Suárez-Orozco. “With world-class faculty, UMass Boston provides the highest-quality education to larger numbers of students than ever before, critically important in today’s higher education landscape.”

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.