USU-Online ranked among top 50 in America

<span class=”s1″>LOGAN – Utah State University-Online is 48th on the <em>U.S. News and World Report</em> list of the top online bachelor’s degree programs in the country. It is also the only Utah institution recognized.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“This is a great honor for us. We have been teaching online courses since the late-1990s and I believe this recognition demonstrates how effective we have become as an institution in providing a quality experience through online courses,” said Robert Wagner, a USU vice provost responsible for online programming.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>He said with the faculty and staff supporting online courses it indicates how important it is to create a quality experience for students.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Ranking criteria included student engagement, faculty credentials, peer reputation, student services and technology.  </span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>USU-Online offers bachelor’s degrees in areas such as Agribusiness, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Family Life Studies, Economics, Psychology and Liberal Arts.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“We also offer six master’s degrees plus a host of online certificates and endorsements  and this fall we began a new flexible online program which allows students to take specialized online courses in a format and a schedule that meets their needs,” said Wagner.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>There are about 5,000 online students and 200 faculty are involved in teaching over 350 online courses offered each semester.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“Many of those are the same faculty on the Logan campus that teach traditional courses. It’s a great experience for our online students to be able to interact with professional faculty on campus.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>He said with registration as well as student services available online there are students located all over the country and internationally who complete their degree without ever coming to USU.</span>

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