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ULM online programs nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Published January 9, 2014


Two programs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are nationally ranked in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs.”

ULM’s online graduate business degree (MBA) and online graduate education degree (M.Ed.) were ranked number 87 and number 103, respectively.
Both programs have been ranked as some of the nation’s best in previous years and the newest rankings are evidence of the continued growth within the programs.

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ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno, believes that university faculty continue to raise the bar and these national rankings are the results of their work.

“I am very happy that ULM's faculty and departments are being recognized for their outstanding work and expertise,” said Bruno. “The quality of our programs and faculty provide our students with the knowledge necessary to prepare them for success in their careers.”

ULM’s online MBA was ranked at number 87 in the nation. No other institution in the state was ranked.

“For our online MBA program to be ranked for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report is a testament to our outstanding faculty who developed and deliver the program,” said Dr. Ron Berry, dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences.

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ULM’s online M.Ed. was ranked at number 103. No other institution in the state was ranked higher than ULM on this list.

Dean of the College of Arts, Education and Science, Dr. Sandi Lemoine, said, “We attribute the strength of our programs to the strength of the ULM faculty who have designed and continue to teach these courses. Designing an online course that effectively facilitates student learning requires the instructor to possess a depth of content knowledge paired with creative teaching skills that call multiple online strategies into play. The courses that compose our programs allow educational professionals to access avenues of professional improvement that might otherwise be inaccessible.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, 238 online graduate education programs, and 239 online graduate business programs were scored within various categories which included student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials, and peer reputation.
National rankings are common for the business and education online programs at ULM. Both have received numerous accolades in recent years.
In August 2013, ULM’s online MBA was ranked at number 27 in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online.

In October 2012, ULM’s online MBA was named the nation’s overall “Best Buy” by the national review team at GetEducated.com

In February 2012 ULM’s online graduate education program, was the only Louisiana institution ranked in all four categories of U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Online Graduate Education Programs” listing.
ULM’s online graduate education program also received four recognitions from GetEducated.com for “best buy for online degree.”

To learn more about the rankings, visit www.usnews.com/education/online-education