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UWG’s online MBA remains No. 1, online bachelor programs No. 2 in Georgia

by Julie Lineback

For the third consecutive year, the University of West Georgia’s online MBA program remains top in the state, as announced by media powerhouse U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings

The institution’s online master’s degrees in education were also noted as being among the highest-quality programs in the nation, which is no surprise, given the programs’ enrollment growth and national reputation in advancing the careers of educators.

Overall online bachelor degree programs also continued to hold steady at No. 2 in the state, only bested by the University of Georgia. The nursing master’s degree program also was second in Georgia, behind Georgia College and State University. The publication also recognized UWG’s programming in graduate education for veterans.

“Our commitment to the curation of a first-choice university demands that we offer cutting-edge programs that are aligned with industry and also offer flexibility and convenience,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, UWG’s president. “This commendation confirms that UWG has a nationally recognized academic reputation and leads the state as a university that leans into offering a high-quality, career-connected educational experience for our students.”

Surveys evaluating bachelor’s programs assessed more than 360 institutions across engagement, services and technology, faculty qualifications and training, and expert opinion. Similarly, the surveys examining graduate degree programs encompassed the same four criteria along with student achievement.

U.S. News utilizes rigorously verified academic data sourced from surveys and reputable third-party outlets for ranking computation, supplemented by user input, consultations with educational institutions and experts, literature assessments, analysis of existing trends, integration of new data, and interactions with deans and institutional researchers at higher education events. Subsequently, only the most outstanding institutions are featured in the rankings.

“UWG is proud to be honored once again by U.S. News & World Report as an outstanding higher education institution,” said Dr. Jon Preston, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “These rankings consider many variables, so to be positioned at or near the top in various categories speaks to our commitment to providing a rigorous curriculum, a supportive learning environment and practical skills that prepare our students for success.”

For more than 25 years, UWG has offered affordable and convenient online classes and serves as the administrative headquarters for the University System of Georgia’s eCampus, which includes eCore and eMajor. Collaborating with USG institutions, it delivers high-caliber online education programs tailored to meet the demands of national and international industries.


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