College of Education online programs ranked high by U.S. News and World Report

Online graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing at East Carolina University have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine announced its 2018 Best Online Programs on Jan. 9. ECU’s online bachelor’s degree program also was recognized.

“ECU is known as North Carolina’s leader in distance education,” said Dr. Ron Mitchelson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “We have invested heavily to make sure that our online offerings are of the highest quality. We have excellent infrastructure and faculty who prioritize student success. These rankings help to validate our efforts.”

The College of Education’s online graduate education programs tied for 18th out of 292 schools. This year, 720 total students are enrolled in 11 online education graduate programs.

“The College of Education was a pioneer in distance delivery and this ranking reflects the maturity of the program,” said Dr. Grant Hayes, dean of the College of Education. “This recognition is truly a testimony to the commitment and hard work of our faculty and staff, and the excellence of our students.”

The College of Education was one of four ECU colleges with online education programs that ranked best in the nation. Joining the College of Education were the ECU online programs in business, criminal justice, and nursing.

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