Graceland University's Online Programs Ranked Among Best By US News and World Report
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GRACELAND UNIVERSITY RANKED AMONG THE TOP BEST ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAMS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Independence, MO– January 15, 2013 – For the second year in a row, Graceland University was ranked in the top 20 Best Online Education Programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs. Graceland’s online programs are administered out of the Independence, Missouri campus.
Released today, Graceland Online Education Programs’ rankings are: •#5 in the country for Graduate Nursing programs •#11 in the country for Graduate Education programs •#5 in the country for Online Bachelor’s programs
For the first time, programs for distance learners that are 100 percent online were ranked numerically, just like traditional colleges and graduate schools. Online bachelor’s degree programs as well as graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education, and computer information technology were ranked.
“According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, people with a bachelor’s degree earn 84 percent more than those with only a high school diploma in their lifetimes—making online education, with its flexibility, an increasingly popular option. Online education allows people to attend school without having to quit their jobs or disrupt their lives. This is why online education is becoming an essential part of Graceland’s education,” said Graceland University President John Sellars.
Online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked in three different categories: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. All of the online master’s degree programs were ranked in admissions selectivity in addition to the bachelor’s degree categories.
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its "Best" series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.
Graceland opened its doors in 1895. After nearly 90 years of exclusively serving the needs of traditional age students at our Lamoni, Iowa campus, Graceland branched out and became one of the pioneers of distance education to meet the needs of working adults. At our Independence campus, we have online and on campus programs in nursing and education as well as online programs in business and religion. Our goal is to serve all students with caring and community.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Drew Schaefer at 1-816-833-0524 ext. 4715 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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