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U.S. News ranks WSU Global Campus among nation’s best online degrees

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PULLMAN, Wash. — Five Washington State University online programs ranked among the best in the nation for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. 

WSU Global Campus ranked 18th nationally for its undergraduate degrees in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs category, including its undergraduate business and psychology programs which ranked 12th and 16th, respectively. WSU’s online MBA program, from the Carson College of Business, ranked 27th among the nation’s Best Online MBA Programs, and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s online graduate engineering programs ranked 31st in the Best Online Engineering Programs category. 

The national news magazine released its latest rankings today.

“We are pleased to be recognized again this year among the country’s top online programs. The high rankings are evidence of the excellence and hard work displayed by our academic partners, faculty, staff and students,” said Dave Cillay, WSU Global Campus chancellor. “We are proud of the work we are doing to provide engaging, flexible and high‑quality learning opportunities for students in Washington state and across the globe.”

The WSU programs were also named among the nation’s best for veterans. Online undergraduate programs ranked 12th in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, the online MBA ranked 17th in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans, and online graduate engineering programs ranked 23rd in Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs for Veterans.

WSU’s Global Campus offers 21 undergraduate and 12 graduate degrees in many disciplines, as well as numerous minors and certificates. 

The online MBA is among the most popular and respected degree programs available at WSU.

“As the first choice for working students seeking an affordable, quality, online business education from a Pacific Northwest university, maintaining a top ranking with U.S. News & World Report for both our MBA and undergraduate business programs demonstrates our strong commitment to an excellent online business education,” said Chip Hunter, dean of WSU’s Carson College of Business. 

WSU’s online engineering and technology management master’s degree is one of only a few science, technology engineering and math (STEM) degrees offered fully online in Washington state. This unique degree program serves engineers and technical professionals who aspire to advance their careers, providing leadership skills to effectively manage projects, people, organizations and technology. WSU also offers an online professional science master’s degree in electrical power engineering as well as a master’s degree in software engineering. 

“Our online engineering programs allow professionals from around our state and the world to grow and further develop practical and real-world professional and management skills,” said Mary Rezac, dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. “In keeping with our land-grant mission, these programs not only serve as an important resource for our students but also help our industry partners meet the need for rapidly changing and in-demand skills in the competitive engineering and computer industries.”

U.S. News lists the methodologies of each of its individual ranking categories on its rankings website.  

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