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Online Programs Remain Top-Ranked in the Nation

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In the 2021 U.S. News and World Report online education rankings, NC State’s programs are proving their value and making impressive jumps.

The online Leadership in the Public Sector bachelor’s degree completion program ranked No. 14 in the nation for best online bachelor’s programs by U.S. News and World Report — jumping 25 spots from 2020. We recently caught up with three graduates who say the LPS degree has helped them reach their unique career goals. 

The Jenkins MBA online Business Analytics Certificate ranked No. 4 in Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs, and the Jenkins Online MBA remained in the nation’s top 20 Best Online MBA programs. 

NC State’s stellar engineering programs continue to earn their reputations online. The online master’s program in engineering ranked sixth overall, an improvement of one spot over last year, and seventh in engineering programs for veterans. Specialized graduate programs in civil, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering all scored among the top 15 in the nation. 

The recent rankings also reflect NC State’s ongoing dedication to serving veterans. Online master’s programs in the College of Education were ranked No. 1 in the state of North Carolina for veterans and twelfth overall. 

For a full list of NC State’s top-ranked online programs, visit U.S. News and World Report, and explore our programs at

Article written by Lily Fandel.