Christian Universities Ranked Among 2012 Top Online Education Programs

On January 10, 2012, U.S. News & World Report published the 2012 Top Online Education Program rankings, its first guide to online degree programs.  U.S. News has published “America’s Best Colleges”—a widely quoted report that ranks traditional brick-and-mortar colleges in the United States—each year since 1983.

Reasons cited for publishing the inaugural Online Program rankings include the recognition that online learning has become an integral part of higher education, and the desire to provide consumers with an accurate picture of the growing education sector’s scope and quality.

Rankings of both online bachelor’s degree programs and online graduate programs were calculated from data received from eligible schools that responded to the U.S. News survey.  In order to participate in the survey, schools were required to be regionally accredited higher education institutions with online degree programs with course content that is at least 80% accessible to students online.

U.S News ranked a total of 196 online bachelor’s degree programs and a total of 523 online master’s degree programs in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Education, and Computer Information Technology.

Earning a degree online from an accredited Christian university or college can provide flexibility and convenience while ensuring that your Christian faith remains at the forefront.  A number of online degree programs offered by Christian universities and colleges were included in the 2012 Top Online Education Program rankings, including those listed below.

Top Online Bachelor’s Programs

Online bachelor’s programs were evaluated in three (3) distinct categories: Faculty Credentials and Training, Student Engagement and Assessment and Student Services and Technology.

  • Online bachelor’s programs offered by Crown College were ranked in the following categories: Student Services and Technology, and Student Engagement and Assessment.
  • Online bachelor’s programs offered by Mid-America Christian University were ranked in the following categories: Student Engagement and Assessment, and Student Services and Technology.

Online graduate programs, divided into Business, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, and Nursing programs, were evaluated in four (4) distinct categories: Admissions Selectivity, Faculty Credentials and Training, Student Engagement and Accreditation, and Student Services and Technology.

 Top Online Graduate Business Programs

  • The Online MBA Program offered by Crown College was ranked in the following categories: Student Engagement and Accreditation, and Student Services and Technology.
  • The Online MBA Program offered by North Park University was ranked in the following categories: Student Engagement and Accreditation, and Student Services and Technology.

Top Online Graduate Education Programs

  • The Online Graduate Education Program offered by Crown College was ranked in the following categories: Student Engagement and Accreditation and Student Services and Technology.

 Crown College Online Degree Programs

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*Registration for spring classes at Crown College closes Friday, January 13, 2012

Mid-America Christian University Degree Programs

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*Registration for spring classes at MACU closes Friday, January 20, 2012

North Park University Graduate Degrees

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