Auburn University’s online master’s degree programs rank high in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs

Published: January 10, 2017
Updated: January 20, 2017
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Auburn University's online master's degree programs in business, education and engineering are listed among the top programs nationally in the just released 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.

In the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, the online MBA program placed 10th in the nation, while its non-MBA online graduate programs also were ranked 10th among such programs. The college also ranked sixth among Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. The online master's degree programs offered by the College of Education ranked 10th among programs in that field of study. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's online master's degree programs ranked 20th among those programs, up from 27th last year.

"The high rankings reflect our faculty's commitment to providing an excellent education for our distance learning students," said Timothy Boosinger, Auburn University provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Our online graduate programs continue to excel as we work to develop new fully online degree programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

"Auburn is strategically creating more online degree programs that are innovative, accessible and relevant. Our goal is to provide distance programs that parallel our on-campus instruction and create opportunities for anyone who wants to earn an Auburn degree."

The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings are based on each program's reputation, admissions selectivity and faculty credentials, with some consideration of other factors that can improve online learning. Only programs in which all the required coursework could be completed via distance education were considered for the rankings.

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Education Program rankings are available online at