College of Education and Behavioral Sciences News
WKU online programs ranked among nation's best
- Academic Program Marketing
- Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Western Kentucky University among the top 55 Best Online Bachelor’s programs – and No. 2 in Kentucky.
The 2023 rankings are calculated according to each program’s engagement, services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and peer assessment. According to the report, “U.S. News chose factors that weigh how these programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time.”
“The fact that WKU is consistently ranked so highly among online degree programs across the United States is a testament to two factors: the high quality of instruction and stellar student support services,” said Dr. Marko Dumančić, Western Kentucky University Assistant Provost of Faculty Development and Student Success.
WKU online courses are built to fit around busy schedules, giving learners the flexibility to earn a degree without putting life on hold. Online courses are taught by experienced faculty who teach face-to-face courses, so online learners receive the same high-quality education as students who take courses on campus.
According to Dumančić, WKU relies on everyone at the University working together toward a common goal: student success.
“Our continued growth is in large part due to the intentional efforts of talented professionals across multiple offices: staff from WKU Online, Online Student Services, Online Tutoring Center, Library Services, The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Distance Learning Testing Center, and many others,” Dumančić said. “The staff’s unceasing dedication to ensure WKU students get the support they need, no matter where they live, is invaluable.”
Students have access to online support and resources, including academic support, online tutoring, online writing lab, success coaching, tech support, online testing, and other services to help them succeed.
WKU’s Online MBA program earned recognition, ranking No. 1 in Kentucky and within the top 75 in the nation. WKU Online Master's in Education programs ranked No. 2 in Kentucky and within the top 90 in the nation. WKU was also recognized for additional rankings in the following categories: Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, Best Online Business Bachelor’s Program, Best Online MBA Program for Veterans, and Best Online Education Programs for Veterans.
WKU offers over 80 online degree options, including certificate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs. All programs are regionally accredited.
For information about online degree programs at WKU, visit www.wku.edu/online or call (270) 745-5173.
- More: U.S News Online Rankings
Western Kentucky University prides itself on positioning its students, faculty and staff for long term success. As a student-centered, applied research university, WKU helps students expand on classroom learning by integrating education with real-world applications in the communities we serve. Our hilltop campus is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was recently named by Reader’s Digest as one of the nicest towns in America, just an hour’s drive from Nashville, Tennessee.
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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030,
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
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