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IU had the highest Hoosier ranking in three categories. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

Several Indiana colleges and universities are included in the 2022 Best Online Programs rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The rankings were split into several categories, including MBA, Business – non-MBA, and Bachelor’s.

Indiana University Bloomington tied for first place in both the MBA and Business – non-MBA categories. IU Online was also the highest-ranked Hoosier institution in the Bachelor’s category.

The publication says the number of programs in all categories rose to more than 1,700, up from just over 1,600 last year.

“The uncertainty caused by the pandemic may result in more people considering the merits of an online education,” said Liana Loewus, managing editor of education at U.S. News. “As students consider what’s right for them and their schedules, they can use the data provided by U.S. News to research their options and make informed decisions about their academic future.”

The Indiana representatives on the MBA, Business – non-MBA and Bachelor’s rankings are listed below. All were tied at with other institutions at their respective numbers unless otherwise noted:


1: IU Bloomington

20: Ball State University

89: University of Southern Indiana

146: Anderson University

Non-MBA (Master’s):

1: IU Bloomington

95: Butler University

133: Indiana Tech (not tied)


29: IU Online

39: Purdue University Northwest

47: Ball State University

153: Marian University

153: Purdue University Fort Wayne

160: Indiana State University

169: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

190: University of Southern Indiana

237: Indiana Tech

The other categories included online Master’s programs in Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering and Nursing. You can connect to the full rankings and methodology by clicking here.