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2014 Best Online Education Programs

June 13, 2014 | By admin

Wanting to continue your education but work and home get in the way?

Recent years have seen a changing profile of students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, many years ago, students are young, financially dependent on student loans, and are studying full-time but now, they are older, possibly working, and more likely to be part-time.

Education is important to everyone, most especially to girls and women. Educational achievements affect not only women but also her family. It opens new opportunities, give self-confidence, and is one of the effective ways to reduce poverty.

Karen VanGorder, director of online learning and credit programs at Indiana University-Purdue University—Fort Wayne, said, “Students today are doing more than one thing. It’s just not possible to fit on-campus courses into their schedules and online learning helps them fit it in.” Times have changed, same with education.

For those who want to continue education amidst all the responsibilities at home or at the office, consider online education. The US News released the Best Online Programs for 2014. The rankings list online bachelor’s degrees and online master’s degrees in engineering, business, education, nursing and computer information technology. Here are a few of the colleges for each category:


Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

#1 Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
#1 SUNY College of Technology – Delhi, Delhi, New York
#3 Pace University, New York, New York
#3 Pennsylvania State University – College, Pennsylvania
#5 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach, Florida
#5 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


Best Online Graduate Programs

#1 Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley), Bloomington, Indiana
#2 Arizona State University (Carey), Tempe, Arizona
#3 University of Florida (Hough), Gainesville, Florida
#4 University of Texas – Dallas, Richardson, Texas
#4 University of West Georgia (Richards), Carrollton, Georgia

#1 Columbia University (Fu Foundation), New York, New York
#2 University of California – Los Angeles (Samueli), Los Angeles, California
#3 University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
#4 University of Southern California (Viterbi) – Los Angeles, California
#5 Pennsylvania State University – World Campus, College, Pennsylvania

#1 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
#2 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
#2 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
#4 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
#5 Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

#1 St. Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois
#2 Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
#3 University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
#4 George Washington University, Washington, DC
#5 East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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Photo credit: “University of Maryland to Offer Four Free Courses Through Coursera” by Merril College of Journalism Press Releases is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.


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