Member News — U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKS BERKELEY COLLEGE AMONG BEST COLLEGES FOR ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS
January 10th, 2018
January 9, 2018
The U.S. News & World Report rankings for Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs are out and Berkeley College is No. 1 among colleges ranked in New Jersey and No. 8 among colleges ranked in New York.
For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. Nationwide, Berkeley is No. 125 out of 357 schools surveyed. U.S. News & World Report ranked 259 out of these.
In New Jersey, Berkeley College ranked first among the five New Jersey colleges. In New York, Berkeley College ranked eighth among the 17 colleges located in New York.
“The U.S. News & World Report rankings speak to the quality of a Berkeley College online degree, and to our two decades of expertise in distance education,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “U.S. News & World Report is a primary resource for prospective students researching their options for college and degree programs. Students seeking the best online degree programs can enroll with confidence in Berkeley College,” added Mr. Smith.
Colleges are ranked by U.S. News & World Report on factors such as student engagement, which includes areas such as best practices, graduation rates, assessments, class size and retention rates; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation.
“We are honored to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our initiatives to improve the quality of students’ online learning experiences,” said Joseph Scuralli, DPS, Dean, Berkeley College Online®. “Berkeley College continues to seek additional certifications of its online courses from Quality Matters, an international organization that is recognized as a leader in quality assurance for online education,” he added. To read an article by Dr. Scuralli on the top three misconceptions about learning online, click here.