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Online degree programs rise in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020


MANHATTAN — In its latest set of annual college rankings released in January, U.S. News & World Report recognized Kansas State University's online portfolio of programs for excellence in 11 categories for 2020.

K-State's individual online programs that were ranked included the Professional MBA and the Master of Software Engineering, while its master's degrees in education and engineering, as well as all of its bachelor's degrees, received group rankings.

"K-State's continued presence and rise in these rankings help facilitate our future students' connection with us," said Karen Pedersen, dean of Global Campus. "We're proud to partner with K-State's expert faculty to continue refining and improving the online learning experience."

In addition to the overall rankings provided by U.S. News & World Report, the publication also ranked the top online programs for veterans, and K-State's eligible programs fared even better in those categories.

As an institution, K-State was ranked No. 58 for its online bachelor's degree offerings overall and No. 39 for bachelor's degrees for veterans. With new programs being added each year, the institution currently offers 13 bachelor's degrees online.

K-State also has a number of online graduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the country.

The university continues to rank highly for engineering online graduate degree programs, coming in at No. 38 overall and No. 22 among top programs for veterans in 2020. The graduate engineering programs include mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, software and nuclear engineering, and engineering management and operations research.

Among individual engineering programs, the university's Master of Software Engineering was ranked No. 28 for 2020.

K-State's online master's degrees in education were ranked No. 42 overall, No. 22 among best educational administration programs, and No. 14 in education programs for veterans. Online education master's degrees include academic advising, adult learning and leadership, curriculum and instruction, and the Master of Arts in teaching.

In the College of Business Administration, the Professional Master of Business Administration, or PMBA, ranked No. 25 in the U.S. News & World Report listing among top MBAs, as well as No. 19 for veterans and No. 11 among top online MBA programs with a management focus

In creating its rankings, U.S. News & World Report analyzes program effectiveness in a variety of ways, including student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

For information about online degree programs offered visit online.k-state.edu.


Karen Pedersen


K-State Online

Written by

Grant Guggisberg