Brandman Ranks in the Top 10 Nationally for its Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, Evaluated by U.S. News & World Report in 2013
In its 2013 Best Colleges and University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognizes Brandman University for providing excellent online programs to its students. After evaluating hundreds of colleges and universities from across the nation, U.S. News & World Report has named Brandman University a top 10 school for its Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. In addition to being the only California-based university to reach such heights, with a graduation rate of nearly 70 percent the institution exceeds the average graduation rate of the top twenty schools in the category.
With the percentage of schools offering online degree programs doubling over the last decade, U.S. News helps institutions establish credibility by thoroughly evaluating the areas that are most important to student success. According to U.S. News, “more than 6.7 million students – 32 percent of total higher education enrollment – took at least one online course through a university in 2011.” To achieve its high standards of measurement, the organization works with schools and experts to develop metrics that matter including student support services, use of best practices, graduation rates, academic credentials of faculty, class size, engagement and more.
Brandman University is proud to rank within the top 10 nationally for its online bachelor’s programs, and is the only California institution in the set. Overall its programs averaged in the Top 20th percentile among all online ranked by U.S. News in 2013 These designations represent the high quality of the university’s academic programs and its commitment to student success.
In regards to measuring success, the reporting authority also states that, “online programs are mainly for degree completion, so their abilities to produce successful outcomes are a particularly important factor for prospective students.” With a university-wide graduation rate of nearly 70 percent, Brandman University’s programs exceed the average graduation rate among the Top 20 online bachelor programs ranked by U.S. News. With over fifty degree, certificate, authorization and professional development programs, students can find a path that fits their goals and their busy schedules.
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