Online Learning Update

January 21, 2014

Private universities: Online college rankings’ lag

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

By Denny Carter, eCampus News

The 2014 U.S. News college rankings drive home a point trumpeted by many in higher education last year: Public universities are well ahead of their private counterparts in online education. Two in 10 fully online college students attend private universities. A perusal of the U.S. News rankings, released Jan. 8, shows that public campuses dominate the top of nearly every category. One would have to look well down the list of top online bachelor degree programs to find a private school in the ranks. The same goes with graduate business programs, where Indiana University at Bloomington led the way, and graduate education programs, a category led by Northern Illinois University.

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