National List Rates Indiana Online Programs

(Image Courtesy of Indiana University) (Image Courtesy of Indiana University)

Institutions throughout the state are on a list ranking the nation's best college online programs. U.S. News and World Report measures schools based on factors including student engagement, faculty credentials and training and peer reputation. The Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington ranked first or second in the publication's business categories.

Kelley was number one among all schools for its graduate business program and second behind Temple University in Philadelphia for its online MBA. Dean Idie Kesner said "we are continually assessing the needs of our students and our hiring companies to ensure we're providing an experience that's both relevant and transformative. We're pleased that as the field of online education becomes more crowded, Kelley remains a leader and a top choice for students who want a personally tailored program, world-class faculty, top career coaches and an alumni network of more than 100,000 graduates."

Overall, the state had two colleges, Ball State University at 34th and Indiana University at 39th, within the top 40 on the list of overall college rankings. IPFW ranked 106th and Marian University was 120th.

Ball State University was top ranked in the state for its graduate education programs and tied for 11th in the country. Indiana University and Purdue University placed 22nd and 41st, respectively.

Purdue University's online engineering program was fifth among its peers.

Four online nursing programs in the state appeared: Ball State tied for 23rd, IUPUI in a tie for the 42nd spot, U. Indy was tied for 82nd and Indiana State University finished in a tie for 98th.

You can connect to the full U.S. News and World Report 2016 list by clicking here.

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