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Syracuse University Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
In only its second year of eligibility, Syracuse University has ranked as one of the top universities in the nation when it comes to online undergraduate education, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs rankings.
Syracuse University’s AACSB-accredited business management degree, which represents a partnership between the College of Professional Studies and the Whitman School of Management, is ranked No. 8 in Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs, while Syracuse University additionally earned ranked spots for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (No. 59) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans (No. 40).
“The recognition of our online bachelor’s programs is exceptional, given that our first year of eligibility to be ranked was 2021. Our online business management degree launched in fall 2021 and was immediately recognized as a top-10 program,” says Michael Frasciello, dean of the College of Professional Studies.
Syracuse University currently offers 10 market-sensitive online undergraduate degrees, as well as eight online undergraduate credit certificates. “As our online undergraduate portfolio grows to meet current and emerging career and industry needs, we will remain focused on delivering a differentiated, accessible and high-quality online student experience,” says Frasciello.
The student experience starts with high-touch admissions advising, to include financial aid counseling. Syracuse University’s high rate of acceptance and selectivity (two key criteria in the U.S. News ranking methodology) are a function of the University’s approach to online student success. During admissions counseling, inadmissible students are encouraged to enroll as non-matriculated students. Under the guidance and support of dedicated student success advisors, these students complete one to three courses as non-matriculated students, demonstrating to themselves and to the University that they can succeed and grow at Syracuse University. They are then encouraged to formally apply, bringing their credits forward into their degree plan.
“Our holistic treatment of the entire online student experience is validated by the U.S. News rankings,” says Frasciello. “We do not limit our definition of the online student experience to the course environment. We engage the student as a learner outside of the course space beginning when they first inquire about our programs.”
The University’s top 40 ranking as Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans is a recognition of Syracuse University’s commitment to being the best school for veterans, active military and military-connected students. Syracuse is the only R1 private university in the Northeast that offers online and residential part-time undergraduate study to active-duty military, guard and reservists at their respective tuition assistance (TA) rates beyond the member’s annual benefit. This means active-duty and reserve students pay no more than $250 per credit (or the current DoD TA rate) after they expend their annual TA allotment.
To learn more about continuing online education, visit professionalstudies.syracuse.edu.