Online Master’s Programs Rank Top-tier
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University College of Education online graduate programs received accolades in the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings issued Tuesday (Jan. 14).
The report listed four College of Education online master’s programs in the top fifteen nationally with our overall ranking for all online master’s programs collectively ranked in the top 9%.
- #5 Best Online Master’s in Instructional Media Programs (our Learning Design and Technology master’s program)
- #6 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans (tied with University of Nebraska—Kearney)
- #10 Best Online Master’s in Special Education Programs
- #15 Best Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Programs (tied with North Carolina State University—Raleigh and Pennsylvania State University–World Campus)
All of the rankings above are new program concentrations ranked by U.S. News & World Report for this year’s list. This is the first year that the College of Education has submitted materials for consideration for the Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans.
The overall ranking for all online College of Education programs moved up to 28 (tied with University of Nebraska—Kearney and University of North Carolina—Charlotte) among the 298 colleges and universities listed by U.S. News. The ranking is a jump from the college’s No. 29 spot last year and places us in the top 9%.
“I am delighted that our outstanding online programs are so highly ranked,” said Nancy Marchand-Martella, the Suzi and Dale Gallagher Dean of Education. “Our outstanding faculty and instructors deliver the same rigorous curriculum to our online students that our on campus students receive and that’s reflected in this recognition from U.S. News & World Report.”
U.S. News and World Report examined each program in five categories: engagement, services and technologies, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, and student excellence. More about the methodology used is available on the U.S. News and World Report website.