Auburn’s online programs receive top ranking 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 2023 Best Online Program rankings released Jan. 24.

Auburn colleges receiving overall “best” national designations include the College of Education, No. 10 among colleges of education; Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, No. 16 among engineering colleges; the Harbert College of Business’ MBA program at No. 19 and its overall graduate programs also at No. 27 among business colleges; and the College of Nursing at No. 85 among nursing colleges.

“These rankings highlight the hard work and dedication of our faculty to create advanced learning environments for our remote students,” said Interim Provost Vini Nathan. “Through these high-quality, immersive programs, we are able to stretch beyond the walls of our campus to deliver an exceptional academic experience to any student seeking an Auburn degree.” 

For online programs for veterans, Auburn achieved “best” national designations at No. 11 for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, No. 12 for the Harbert College of Business’ overall graduate programs and No. 14 for Harbert College’s MBA.

Individual programs also receiving “best” national designations include College of Education: Education for Curriculum and Instruction, No. 12, and Educational Administration and Supervision, No. 13; Samuel Ginn College of Engineering: Civil Engineering, No. 3, Electrical Engineering, No. 13, Engineering Management, No. 15, Industrial Engineering, No. 8, and Mechanical Engineering, No. 11; and Harbert College of Business: Business Analytics, No. 13, and General Management, No. 12.

Additionally, the university’s online graduate program in computer information technology was ranked No. 23. 

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.