BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University made U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and 2018 Best Online Graduate Education Programs lists.
For bachelor’s programs, Appalachian ranked 165th out of 346 schools. Institutions were assessed on student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.
For graduate education programs, Appalachian ranked 36th out of 309 schools based on student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.
“We are gratified Distance Education at Appalachian is represented well in the U.S. News rankings,” said Terry Rawls, executive director for Distance Education at Appalachian. “Rankings provide us one measure of progress and success toward achieving our goal of delivering strong academics and creating robust learning environments for our remote students.”
Appalachian offers six online bachelor’s programs: career and technical education, child development, communication studies, advertising, management and nursing.
Among online graduate education programs, Appalachian offers master’s degrees in curriculum specialist, educational media, elementary education, higher education, middle grades education, library science, and school administration; the education specialist degrees in educational administration and higher education; and several graduate certificates in education.
About App State Online
Recognized as one of the top online education destinations in the country by U.S. News and World Report, App State Online (formerly known as Distance Education) is designed to meet students wherever they are — whether they are seeking a degree, a credential or looking to sharpen their personal and/or professional skills. Through App State Online, Appalachian State University offers innovative, flexible and accredited undergraduate and graduate programs through three modes of teaching delivery: online, hybrid or classroom-based at off-campus centers. Learn more at https://online.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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