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Affordable Colleges Online names ULM No. 1 in La.

Published July 11, 2017

Sites ranking online learning list eULM among best in the country Affordable Colleges Online names ULM No. 1 in La.

Online learning is on the rise and as students demand more access to more online courses and degree programs, the University of Louisiana Monroe continues to deliver with eULM.

According to eULM Coordinator of Online Programs Katie Dawson, there are now more than 30 degrees available from associates to doctoral.

Several companies which rank college and university online programs throughout the nation have named eULM’s among the best.

"eULM's priority is the success of our students, and we are so fortunate to work with faculty to provide such distinguished programs,” Dawson said.

For 2016-17, ULM is ranked No. 1 Best Online College in Louisiana by Affordable Colleges Online (affordablecollegesonline.org). General ranking criteria includes the number of programs offered, accreditation and tuition.



The most recent top 10 ranking is from Best Master’s Degrees (www.bestmastersdegrees.com), which ranks eULM’s masters in psychology as the second best in the nation. eULM is the only program in Louisiana in the listing.

Adding to the top ranking in Louisiana, on a national scale ACO gives seven of eULM’s programs “best” rankings, including three in the top 10. In the top 10 are: masters in history, 10 of 17; mental health counseling, 10 of 17; and masters in counseling, 10 of 44.

Other rankings are: school counseling, 12 of 39; secondary education, 13 of 50; history, 20 of 50; elementary education, 20 of 50; masters in psychology, 24 of 45; Ph.D in education, 36 of 49; biology, 30 of 50; and English, 50 of 50. 

ULM is one of the top 10 universities in the country for an online doctor of education degree, according to College Values Online (collegevaluesonline.com). In a listing of the 40 Best Values for an Online Doctor of Education, eULM is No. 9.  Considerations in the ranking are cost, content options, format options and the “wow” factor.

eULM was especially noted for offering two Ed.D. concentrations, curriculum and instruction and health professions education.

ULM is ranked nationally as one of the 25 Online Colleges with the Best Return on Investment by The Best Schools (thebestschools.org). ULM is the only university in the state which made the listing and is ranked at No. 16. 

  • Value Colleges (valuecolleges.com) recognized ULM as the second best online college in the state, noting, “ … the online school offers services like admissions counselors, advisement, and library services to online learners.”