U.S. News & World Report ranks Adrian College among ‘Best Online Programs’

Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Author: Mickey Alvarado

Adrian College’s ongoing efforts to be known as a “College of the Future” are gaining national attention as U.S. News & World Report today ranked the private institution 75th among the 2023 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs in the nation.

“We are elated to see our online graduate business programs get recognized as the best in the country,” said Frank Hribar, Adrian College Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs. “Our president [Jeffrey Docking] wants Adrian College to be known as a ‘College of the Future’ and this recognition lets us know we are continuing to be a leader in innovation!”

U.S. News assessed schools in the Best Online Master’s in Business Programs category based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

“I am exceedingly proud of our Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Arts in Sport Management programs for receiving this accolade once again,” said Christine Knaggs, Adrian College Dean of Graduate Studies and Institutional Effectiveness. “Year after year, our M.S. in Accountancy is one of the top programs in the state on all measures pertaining to CPA passage rates, and every year faculty in our M.A. in Sport Management program host high-quality internship experiences at national events like the Superbowl and the NHL All-Star game in February. Our graduate students report high levels of satisfaction and job preparation in both programs. Both are extremely effective and engaging programs and have earned this distinction by providing an exceptional academic experience for our students.”

Designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education, this year’s Best Online Program edition evaluates more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The Best Online Programs include rankings of bachelor’s programs as well as the following master’s-level disciplines: MBA, business (non-MBA), computer information technology (including computer science), criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, and nursing.

While the methodologies are different for each discipline, they all incorporate metrics specific to online learning. The rankings only include degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions.

“Most of the undergraduate programs in the Best Online Programs rankings are degree completion programs, meaning the vast majority of their students already have some college credit,” said Liana Loewus, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The methodologies are developed with those students in mind, setting these rankings apart from those that are focused on recent high school graduates pursuing higher education for the first time.”

Prospective students can see how Adrian College compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com.

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