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ULM online history program ranked in nation’s top 10

Published August 10, 2015

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s online programs—taught through the eULM online platform—have received dozens of top national rankings since eULM’s official launch in 2013. Today, TheBestSchools.org released its 20 best online bachelors degrees in history. ULM ranked among the nation’s best, coming in at number nine.

Programs selected were chosen based on the quality of the program, types of courses provided and faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.


"Earlier this year, the online master of arts program in history was ranked as a top program in the country. I am very pleased to see the bachelor of arts program in history receiving similar honors and again congratulate our history faculty and the eULM staff for their efforts to offer a quality educational experience accessible virtually anywhere. Degrees in the humanities require excellent communication and critical thinking skills--abilities needed for virtually every job. They also serve as good preparation for law school," said Dr. Eric Pani, vice president for Academic Affairs. 

ULM was preceded on the list by the number one school Arizona State University, which was followed by the University of Illinois; the University of Central Florida; Utah State University; the University of Wisconsin; the University of Memphis; Liberty University; and Regent University, with ULM and the University of North Alabama rounding out the top 10. 

TheBestSchools.org notes ULM’s preparation of graduates “for careers in fields such as journalism, education, foreign affairs, law, and civil service." 

“Our top ten ranking says the program is competitive,” said Dr. Monica Bontty, associate professor and coordinator of the ULM history program. “Any high school advisor, student, or parent can look at the ranking that shows the ULM history program as an excellent and top program. It is no surprise given our outstanding faculty.”

Students looking to earn a degree in history at ULM can take courses in world civilization; United States history; historian’s craft; regional history; World Wars, Egyptian and Roman history, and more. 

TheBestSchools.org has ranked other eULM programs among its top performers within the last year. In August 2014 the site named eULM’s educational leadership program number 21 in the nation, and in September 2014, the site ranked eULM as Louisiana’s number one online college.

To view the complete ranking, visit thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-bachelor-in-history-degree-programs/

To learn more about eULM, visit https://www.ulm.edu/onlinedegrees/