Online computer science, nursing graduate programs move up in latest U.S. News rankings

U.S. News and World Report this week released its 2021 Best Online Programs rankings. Two Marquette programs are recognized — one in the top 10 nationally.

Marquette’s Master’s in Computing program is ranked 6th among Best Online Computer Information Technology Masters Programs; it was ranked 16th the year prior.

The College of Nursing’s online program is ranked 47th among Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs — up 11 spots from last year, and up more than 100 spots from 2019, the first time it was ranked in the category.

“To again be recognized by U.S. News for Best Online Programs underscores Marquette’s commitment to adapt and enhance its online offerings to best serve our diverse student body and meet the needs of our community with regard to high-demand fields,” says Kimo Ah Yun, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

According to U.S. News, its Best Online Master’s Programs rankings are based on a number of factors such as engagement, 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 online.