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College of Education Ranked No. 30 for Best Online Graduate Programs

#30 in the nation in 2023 U.S. News' Best Online Master's in Education Program

NC State’s College of Education was tied at #30 in the nation in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Master’s in Education Programs rankings announced Jan. 24, 2023. That is an improvement of 16 spots from last year.

This year, U.S. News ranked 329 schools across the nation that offer online master’s degrees based on five categories: engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer assessments, services and technology, and student excellence. 

“Our college’s rise in the online rankings is a testament to the caliber of our outstanding students and the work of our extraordinary faculty and staff. It also shows our leadership when it comes to educational innovations,” said Paola Sztajn, dean of NC State’s College of Education. “I am proud that we are able to address North Carolina’s educational needs and support our students, including those who have served our country or are earning their degree while balancing work and family life, through high-quality programs built on welcoming and inclusive online learning environments.”

Veteran Rankings

The College of Education also ranked #1 in North Carolina and #9 in the nation for online education programs for veterans. The veteran rankings are based on accessibility to internet-based coursework, affordability, number of students with military backgrounds and factors related to academic quality, such as faculty credentials and retention rates.

Specialty Categories

Among specialties for online master’s programs, the college had two programs ranked nationally. The college ranked #15 in the nation and #1 in North Carolina in the Educational Administration Supervision speciality category and #19 in the nation in Curriculum and Instruction. The rankings for speciality categories are based on peer assessments. 

This post was originally published in College of Education News.