US News “Best” Online Programs

by Daniel Luzer, Washington Monthly

Pace University’s online program might have a 3-year graduation rate of 49 percent, but it also only has 212 students. Graceland University (number five) has 132. Lawrence Technological University only has only 50 students. St. John’s University’s online program (the third best program in America!) only enrolls 37 people. So yes, these schools might technically be the “best” online academic programs in the country, but the reality is that most of these programs are so tiny as to be statistically meaningless. No wonder they have high student engagement and can boast extensive personal interaction; the programs themselves are smaller than the introductory lecture courses offered to most college freshmen.

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