AMHERST, Mass. – Online graduate programs in education, nursing and accounting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are nationally ranked in the latest survey released Jan. 12 by U.S. News & World Report.
The College of Nursing, which offers online doctor of nursing practice and clinical nurse leader programs, tied for 49th place among 149 schools, while the Isenberg School of Management’s online master’s degree in accounting programs is tied for 68th place among 130 schools in the survey. The online graduate science education program in the College of Education, a collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences, is tied for 104th place among 267 schools.
For the first time, the online rankings also include bachelor’s degree programs. UMass Amherst placed 63rd, tied with six other schools in a field of 300 schools. The UMass Amherst ranking encompasses online bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, hospitality and tourism management, and nursing as well as those offered through the University Without Walls program.
Weighted factors used in the ranking process were student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. The weighting varied among programs.