Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Another accolade for WSU Online

ottoWashington State University Online’s bachelor’s degree in criminal justice has been ranked in the nation’s top 10 by the SuperScholar website.

SuperScholar cited WSU’s "outstanding academic reputation” and noted that graduates of the online program receive the same degree as traditional WSU students.

"Washington State has the second-oldest criminal justice program in the nation, founded in 1945, and that long tradition continues with its online degrees,” SuperScholar said in announcing the seventh-place ranking. "Washington State’s faculty consult with and aid law enforcement professionals and bring real-world expertise to their instruction.”

Only regionally accredited colleges and universities listed in the National Center for Education Statistics database were eligible for the rankings. Programs were ranked based on market reputation, academic quality, student satisfaction and cost, SuperScholar said.

The accolade follows several other top-10 rankings:

  • Earlier this month, SuperScholar ranked WSU’s online bachelor’s degree in business ninth in the nation, saying the university’s online business degree programs "are among the best in the world.”

  • In January, U.S. News & World Report ranked WSU Online sixth for student services.

  • In the same rankings, WSU’s online MBA program was ranked first in admissions selectivity and third in student engagement and accreditation.

  • Also in January, the 2012 Guide to Online Schools ranked WSU Online sixth for supporting the military.

  • In Dec. 2011, the SuperScholar website ranked WSU Online fourth among the nation’s top five online degree programs.

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