For the fourth straight year, Lindenwood University’s online bachelor’s degree programs have been ranked among the best in the nation for 2016 by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report, climbing from 150th to 103rd. Lindenwood’s online MBA, graduate business programs, and graduate education programs were also ranked.
The rankings, released to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2017, placed Lindenwood’s online bachelor’s degree programs 103rd among 311 schools evaluated. The evaluated schools amount to 18 percent of the schools surveyed and constitute a slight increase from last year’s total of 300 schools, according to U.S News and World Report.
The rankings were based on a variety of measures, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology. Lindenwood’s online bachelor’s degree programs include Bachelor of Arts degrees in business administration, criminal justice, interdisciplinary studies, and Marketing.
Also listed were Lindenwood’s online MBA, ranked 127th, up from 141st in 2016; graduate business (non-MBA), ranked 94th, down from 83rd in 2016; and graduate education, ranked 113, up from not being ranked in 2016.
“The 2017 USNWR rankings of online programs reflect Lindenwood's rich commitment to continuous improvement in academic quality and integrity,” said. Dr. Joe Alsobrook, interim dean of online degree programs. “Administering online education and supporting our online students involves almost every unit across the system, and I credit this impressive rise in rankings to strategic teamwork and unwavering administrative support.”
For more information about the rankings, visit U.S. News and World Report.
For more information about Lindenwood University’s online programs, visit Online Programs.
St. Louis Business Journal reports Lindenwood ranked highest among local schools. For more information, visit St. Louis Business Journal article.