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Brandman University Ranked Among Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report

January 10, 2017

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 – Brandman University has been named among leading U.S. public and private educational institutions on the 2017 Best Online Programs Rankings by U.S. News & World Report – a distinction that spans the history of U.S. News providing numerical rankings of online programs.

Brandman University, a private and nonprofit university providing programs for adults online and at 27 campuses throughout California and Washington, was ranked in four 2017 categories – Online Bachelor’s Program, Online Business (non-MBA) Program, Online MBA Program, Online Education Program.

“With the positive disruption distance education models are having on the higher education landscape, we know students place high value on the U.S. News annual rankings to seriously evaluate the different programs offered by education institutions,” said Gary Brahm, chancellor, Brandman University. “For six years, Brandman University has been recognized for our online education programs, a distinction that we take pride in as we continue to offer diverse programs and clear pathways to high-value degrees.”

Brandman University’s six-year student graduation rate is 72.8 percent[1], while its student loan default rate of 4 percent continues to be lower than the national average of 11.3 percent[2].

In addition to its online learning options, Brandman University also serves the diverse needs of its students through the Brandman MyPath  competency-based education program. Brandman MyPath  allows students the flexibility to complete their education at their own pace and schedule by applying previous learning and work experience to prove subject mastery towards degree completion.

For more information on the 2017 U.S. News Best Online Education Program, please visit

About Brandman University

Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at 27 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information go to:

[1] Based on the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) reporting requirements

[2] U.S. Department of Education 

Media Contact:
Krystin Williamson
For Brandman University
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