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iSchool Ranked #5 for Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report
The School of Information Studies (iSchool) was ranked No. 5 in best online degree programs for graduate computer information technology by U.S. News & World Report.
The full rankings, released today, are available on the U.S. News & World Report website.
“Online education is becoming an essential part of the higher education landscape,” the magazine said in a release on the methodology behind the rankings. “Students and employers are increasingly finding value in the way subjects can be mastered in a digital environment.”
At the iSchool, all master’s degree programs can be completed either on-campus or online. Details of online programs can be found at http://ischool.syr.edu/future/grad/online-education-ranking.aspx.
“The iSchool is proud to receive this recognition of our strong online programs,” says iSchool Dean Elizabeth D. Liddy. “We have been a leader in the field of online learning since 1993, and we continue to evolve and build our programs to best fit the needs of today’s digital learners.”
“We are excited that our legacy of online education has been recognized by U.S. News,” says Victoria Williams, director of online education at the iSchool. “Our online graduate programs enable us to attract working professionals who wouldn’t otherwise have access to this type of education, and also allows us to draw from a pool of high quality distance faculty members and instructors who can teach remotely.”
In addition to the No. 5 online program ranking, the iSchool was ranked No. 1 in information systems for library and information schools in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 best graduate schools rankings, released in March 2013. The iSchool also ranked third for school library media, third in digital librarianship and fourth overall in the library and information science category. More information on previous rankings can be found at http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/news.aspx?recid=1431.