Online master’s programs perform well in latest U.S. News rankings

U.S. News and World Report this week released its 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, with two Marquette programs recognized — one in the top 20 nationally; another jumped 58 spots into the top 60.

Marquette’s Master’s in Computing program was ranked 16th among Best Online Computer Information Technology Masters Programs; it was ranked 11th the year prior. The College of Nursing’s online program was ranked 58th among Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, up from 116th in 2019 when it was ranked for the first time.

“While rankings such as those from U.S. News are just  one factor that should be considered when evaluating a program, this year’s Best Online Programs rankings are indicative of the great work our program leaders have put into our online offerings,” Provost Kimo Ah Yun says. “As the university pushes forward on growing and adding online programs, we should be encouraged by these recent successes.”

According to U.S. News, the best online master’s programs are based on factors such as admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and academic and career support services offered to students. The methodology for IT rankings and the methodology for nursing rankings are available on U.S. News’ website.

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