FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

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FAU's online programs moved up in "U.S. News & World Report" rankings for 2022. (Photo by Alex Dolce)

By joshua glanzer | 1/25/2022

Florida Atlantic University’s online master’s in nursing programs are ranked No. 20 in the nation for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 32 in 2021. In addition, FAU’s online master’s in educational administration and supervision is ranked No. 13 in the nation this year, climbing from No. 19 in last year’s rankings. FAU’s online master’s business programs (non-MBA) also rose to No. 41 in this year’s rankings, up from No. 45 in 2021.

For the College of Nursing dean, being ranked in the top 20 is especially meaningful given the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The recognition of the online master’s in nursing programs we received speaks to the quality of the college’s programs and the dedication of our faculty and staff,” said Safiya George, Ph.D., dean of FAU's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. “We pride ourselves on educating the next generation of exceptional health care providers that can help our nation in its continued struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

U.S. News also ranked two offerings at FAU at No. 21 this year – the online master’s in business programs for veterans (non-MBA) and the College of Education’s online curriculum and instruction programs.

FAU has offered online bachelor’s degree programs since 2011. Fully online undergraduate programs are offered in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

Now in its 11th year, the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Programs” list is a resource for students and working adults who are increasingly seeking online education programs for degree completion and career advancement. Prospective students can use the searchable directory to explore factors such as tuition, program offerings and online services offered to enrolled students.

The 2022 Best Online Programs methodologies are based on several factors, including engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion and services and technologies provided. Only degree-granting programs at regionally accredited institutions that are offered predominantly online were considered.