U.S. News & World Report Ranks UNCG School of Education Among Best Online Master’s Programs

Posted on January 24, 2023

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The UNC Greensboro School of Education has been ranked No. 58 among the 2023 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs and No. 19 among the 2023 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News assessed schools in the Master’s in Education based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies. 

Said Randy Penfield, Dean of the UNCG School of Education, “We are pleased to once again be recognized as having one of the nation’s top online Master’s in Education programs. This ranking is a reflection of the work being done by our talented faculty members, as well as the students participating in our degree programs. We are equally as proud of the ranking when it comes to the experience we provide for veterans. UNCG has always embraced veteran students and the School of Education is happy to welcome veterans to our online master’s programs.”

Designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education, this year’s edition evaluates more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The Best Online Programs include rankings of bachelor’s programs as well as the following master’s-level disciplines: MBA, business (non-MBA), computer information technology (including computer science), criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, and nursing. While the methodologies are different for each discipline, they all incorporate metrics specific to online learning. The rankings only include degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions. 

“Most of the undergraduate programs in the Best Online Programs rankings are degree completion programs, meaning the vast majority of their students already have some college credit,” said Liana Loewus, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The methodologies are developed with those students in mind, setting these rankings apart from those that are focused on recent high school graduates pursuing higher education for the first time.” 

Prospective students can see how UNCG compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com. 

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