U.S. News & World Report recently published results from their annual college review for the highly anticipated “2018 Best Online Programs.” The list, an analysis of U.S. higher education options for nontraditional learners, named the University of Oklahoma No. 9 among the best online programs for 2018.
U.S. News & World Report, a multiplatform publisher of news and information, considered more than 300 schools in their evaluation. The schools chosen for review submitted information that would be relevant to adult students.
“Pursuing a bachelor’s degree online is a great option for students who are returning to college but are uninterested in more traditional campus life. An online undergraduate education can also help students accelerate their career as they balance work and school,” U.S. News & World Report stated.
To help these nontraditional students in their college search, this year’s list ranked U.S. online degree programs based on multiple factors uniquely relevant to working adults. Unlike traditional lists that examine high school class rank or standardized test scores, the “2018 Best Online Programs” list considered how programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time. Four main categories were used to determine the rankings: student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.
The best programs were found to be flexible and creative in their delivery and were effective at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time. Learn more about OU’s online programs, all offered through the OU Extended Campus, or see the full list of programs that ranked in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs list.