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CEATs Online Graduate Programs Jump in National Rankings

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Oklahoma State University’s online programs from its College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology rose dramatically in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report magazine.

 The magazine placed the OSU programs at 16th in the nation, up from 37th in 2018 and 31st in 2017. OSU continues to have the state’s highest ranking for best online graduate engineering programs.

 “We appreciate this recognition as it reflects the tremendous contributions CEAT faculty and staff have made in striving to have one of the top online engineering graduate programs in the nation,” said Nathan Cragun, CEAT online learning manager. “We are excited about the future growth of CEAT online learning as we will continue to utilize the latest innovations in technology in order to deliver superior quality course content to individuals around the world. As we ensure the OSU core goals of academic excellence, student success and community engagement; OSU will continue to be a leader in online learning.”

 This isn’t the only honor the magazine has granted to OSU’s CEAT. The magazine ranks its online graduate engineering programs for veterans even higher, at No. 13.

 “It is befitting that the master’s engineering technology management (ETM) program has received this top 20 ranking in the 20th year of its founding,” said Sunderesh Heragu, Regents professor, head and Humphrey Chair in industrial engineering and management (IEM). “IEM is happy to play a major role in CEAT’s distance education programs via two master’s degrees, one in ETM and another in IEM.”

 CEAT offers accredited, 100 percent online graduate degree programs designed specifically for engineers and scientists interested in accelerating their careers. Currently CEAT offers four online graduate degree programs including electrical and computer engineering, engineering and technology management, industrial engineering and management, and engineering technology-fire safety and explosion protection. Eighty-five percent of students are employed when they enroll for online graduate engineering programs at OSU.

 “The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has been at the forefront of engineering, online graduate education by offering research and non-research master’s degrees to both Stillwater and distant students,” said Jeffrey Young, department head and OSURF Endowed Chair of Engineering for ECE. “We are delighted to have contributed to CEAT’s elevated ranking by U.S. News & World Report.”

 To see Oklahoma State University's full rank overview, visit

 For more information on CEAT’s online graduate engineering programs, visit

 The U.S. News rankings evaluate degree-granting online programs at regionally accredited institutions. U.S. News ranked schools using five categories: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. For more information about how the rankings are calculated, visit here.

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