Lindenwood University’s online programs in several categories have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report for 2020. The university’s online bachelor’s, MBA, non-MBA graduate business programs, and master’s in education were all ranked, with all four placing fourth or better among institutions in Missouri.
The university’s online bachelor’s degrees ranked 123rd of 345 schools, tied for the third-highest ranking among Missouri schools. Lindenwood’s online bachelor’s programs have grown steadily and now stand at 22, ranging from business disciplines like accounting and business administration to communications, art and design, paramedicine, and social media and digital content strategy.
The online MBA ranked 179th of 321 schools and was tied for the fourth-highest ranking among schools in Missouri. Non-MBA graduate business programs were ranked 115th of 174 schools and were tied for the third-highest ranking among Missouri schools, and the online master’s in education ranked 161st of 298 schools, which was tied for the third-highest ranking among schools for Missouri. Lindenwood offers a total of 26 online graduate programs.
U.S. News surveyed more than 1,200 programs and evaluated programs by regionally accredited institutions whose programs were available mostly or entirely online. Schools were scored across a number of areas, which varied from category to category but generally included engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, and student excellence.
“As reflected in these rankings and many other program-specific rankings, Lindenwood’s reputation for high-quality distance education is strong and growing,” said Dr. Joe Alsobrook, dean of online programs. “It’s a very competitive market, but at the end of the day our commitment to academic integrity distinguishes Lindenwood as among the very best.”
Lindenwood’s online program rankings can be found on the U.S. News website.