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OSU’s online programs rank among nation’s best by US News and World Report

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Oklahoma State University’s online programs ranked among the premier institutions in the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Online Program rankings

In the 2023 rankings, U.S. News assessed more than 1,800 online bachelor's and master's degree programs based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

OSU’s Spears School of Business placed in three different categories on the list with a tie for No. 27 for Best Online MBA Programs and tied for No. 18 for Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans; both rankings were improvements over the 2022 list. In the category of Best Online Master’s in Business Programs excluding MBA programs Spears tied for No. 75. 

“The online MBA program’s accession in the rankings can be attributed to the dedicated efforts of our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Ken Eastman, dean of Spears Business in a release. “We believe our program is one of the best in the country, and it is nice to continue to be recognized annually in these prestigious rankings.”

OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology appeared on the list, ranking No. 18 for Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs — the top ranking in the Big 12 Conference — and No. 14 for Best Online Masters in Engineering Programs for Veterans. 

“OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) has built one of the nation’s best online graduate educational experiences over many years,” said Dr. Paul Tikalsky, dean of CEAT in a release.  “Our programs in engineering and technology management, fire and emergency management, and electrical engineering are essential professional degrees for our nation’s corporate and technical leaders. Oklahoma State is committed to advancing careers through higher education and experiential learning.

OSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences tied at No. 132 for Best Online Master’s in Education Programs, finishing above fellow Big 12 schools such as Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma and West Virginia University.

In the overall category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, OSU finished near the top half of  the 360 schools listed.

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