Two Mason Programs Ranked by U.S. News in Top Online Education Programs

Posted: January 12, 2012 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: January 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

U.S.News & World Report has released its first-ever edition of the Top Online Education Programs, and two of Mason’s graduate online programs — the graduate nursing program and the graduate IT program — were each ranked highly.

The graduate nursing program was ranked 35 out of 87 institutions for faculty credentials and training, and the graduate online IT program was ranked 11 out of 26 institutions for faculty credentials and training. In addition, the IT program received a ranking of 12 out of 26 for teaching practice and student engagement.

According to U.S.News, the recent list was created to give consumers “a clearer picture of the scope and quality of this important education sector.”

In order for programs to be considered for ranking, they needed to have at least 80 percent of their course content available online.

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