1/9/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Two of Ashland University’s online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2018.
AU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program was ranked as the second best online private program in Ohio and 131st ranked program nationally among the Best Online MBA Programs, while AU’s Online Bachelor’s Program was rated as the second best online private program in Ohio and the 153rd ranked program nationally among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
“We are very proud that these two programs received recognition as outstanding online programs and that both the online MBA program and the online bachelor’s program were ranked as the second best private program in the state,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. “Ashland University and its Business school has remained true to our mission of delivering high-quality education to students both in class and online. These rankings reflect the quality of our programs as we pursue an even higher level of accreditation and academic quality.”
Ashland University offers online bachelor’s degree programs in business, criminal justice, communication studies, multidisciplinary studies, and RN to BSN program.
For the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs ranking, the U.S. News and World Report chose factors that weighed how these programs were being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time. For this ranking, U.S. News assessed schools based on four general categories -- Student engagement (40 percent), Faculty credentials and training (20 percent), Student services and technology (20 percent), and Peer reputation (20 percent).
The Best Online MBA Programs ranking evaluated schools based solely on data related to their distance education MBA programs. For this ranking, U.S. News assessed MBA programs using five categories --Student engagement (28 percent), Admissions selectivity (25 percent), Peer reputation (25 percent), Faculty credentials and training (11 percent), and Student services and technology (11 percent).
In addition to the online MBA program, Ashland University offers graduate online programs in Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Masters of Education, and Corporate and Strategic Communications.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###