University of Alabama at Birmingham online graduate programs improved their national rankings, and the institution’s online bachelor’s program ranked in the top 30 nationwide, in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings released today.Five
UAB’s undergraduate online bachelor degrees ranked No. 29 in the country, keeping its spot as the best online program in Alabama. The online bachelor’s rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.
Notable rankings include:
- The Collat School of Business online Master of Business Administration ranked No. 42, putting it in the top 15 percent of all online programs. Collat’s online Master of Accounting moved up 12 rankings to land at No. 12, ranking the program among the top 6 percent of all like programs nationwide.
- The College of Arts and Sciences online Master of Science degree in criminal justice is the highest-rated Alabama school on the list after receiving a first-time ranking of No. 22, up 10 spots from its 2021 ranking.
- The School of Education’s online Master’s in Education saw significant gains, moving from No. 35 to No. 28, placing it among the top 10 percent nationwide.
- UAB’s School of Engineering online master’s degree ranked No. 63, keeping UAB top-of-mind as one of the best programs in the country.
Furthermore, Collat School of Business’s Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems has claimed UAB’s first top-10 rank ever for any UAB online program at No. 9, up three spots from 2021.
“Having such a variety of UAB online programs and degrees ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News is a testament to the world-class education we aim to provide both to students on our campus and to those pursuing higher education virtually,” said UAB Provost Pam Benoit. “These rankings are reflective of expert opinions, faculty credentials, engagement, technology and service, among other points, and seeing UAB grow in so many areas speak volumes about the quality of our offerings to students on both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.”
Highly ranked for veterans
U.S. News & World Report highlights the best programs for veterans across all their surveys, with rankings determined based on answers from the main online survey.
UAB continues to see high rankings in veteran programs, including No. 5 for the Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems, No. 18 for online bachelor programs and No. 34 for its online MBA program, up from No. 40 just last year.
“To have such strong graduate degrees noted among some of the best online programs in the country is reflective of UAB’s dynamic approach to higher education” said UAB Graduate School Interim Dean Lisa Schwiebert, Ph.D. “For students to be able to access online degrees from UAB regardless of where they are located is something we take great pride in and hope to continue to expand in the years to come. The pandemic has changed the education landscape and online education must now continue to be an accessible option."
The complete list of U.S. News rankings can be found online here.