Auburn’s online programs receive top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

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Auburn University’s online graduate programs are among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Program rankings released Jan. 26.

Online programs that received “best” designations include the Harbert College of Business’ overall graduate programs at No. 17 and its MBA program at No. 20; Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, No. 18, and its computer science and software engineering program at No. 21 in the Computer Information Technology category; and College of Education, No. 35.

“These impressive rankings reflect Auburn’s commitment to providing accessible courses that support innovative and robust approaches to teaching and learning, regardless if our students are on campus or online,” said Bill Hardgrave, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “This recognition acknowledges the hard work of our faculty to provide an academic experience for our online students that mirrors our on-campus programs.”

In addition to numerous graduate programs, the university currently offers three online undergraduate completer programs—a Bachelor of Science in business administration, an RN to BSN and a Bachelor of Computer Science—for students and professionals who have earned some college credits and want to complete their degrees at Auburn.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings are based on factors such as student engagement and excellence, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion and services and technology.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.