NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma’s online programs are among the best in the nation, according to a recently released announcement from U.S. News and World Report. The 2024 Best Online Programs rankings analyzed more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs using metrics specific to online learning. Of the regionally accredited institutions evaluated, OU claimed high marks in categories serving students who are military veterans.
OU ranked No. 11 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans and No. 20 for Best Online Bachelor's Programs. In a new ranking, OU took the No. 34 spot for Best Online Master's in Education Programs for Veterans through the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education and made a 74-point jump to #21 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans through the Price College of Business.
OU saw the most significant increase in its overall rank for the Price College of Business Best Online Master's in MBA Programs, which came in at No. 55, a triple-digit increase from the previous year. Additional ranking gains for OU include Best Online Master's in Information Technology Programs at No. 40, Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs at No. 80, and Best Online Master's in Education Programs at No. 149.
Gregg Garn, OU's vice president for online learning, said the rankings reflect OU's continued commitment to making high-quality, flexible online degrees accessible to all students.
"As the regional leader in online learning, we are continually striving to deliver a distinctive learning experience flexible enough to meet our students' needs without sacrificing quality," Garn said. "As we continue to add relevant degrees and certificates in high-demand career fields, OU Online plays an increasingly vital role within the university. We are proud of our long history of delivering high-quality degrees to students at a distance. This recognition reflects our achievements as we continue to offer affordable and flexible ways for students to reach their goals."
OU has been bringing the excellence of OU’s academic and credit-related programs to nontraditional learners for more than 60 years, becoming internationally recognized in higher education for meeting the needs of adult learners.
Learn more about OU’s online bachelor’s programs by visiting ou.edu/online. See the full list of OU programs that ranked in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs at usnews.com/education/online-education.
About OU Online
As the regional leader in online learning, OU Online offers affordable, flexible fully online University of Oklahoma undergraduate and graduate degrees in some of the most in-demand career fields in the nation. Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. For more information, visit ou.edu/online.
About the University of Oklahoma
Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. As the state’s flagship university, OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. OU was named the state’s highest-ranking university in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent Best Colleges list. For more information about the university, visit ou.edu.
About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
The University of Oklahoma Polytechnic Institute has made the first of several faculty hires. These faculty members add expertise in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and software development and integration in preparation for the OU Polytechnic Institute’s first classes, which will begin in August 2024.
Britta Ostermeyer, M.D., MBA, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine at OU Health Sciences, was recently honored by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) for her service to the organization and dedication to forensic psychiatry, a field at the intersection of mental illness and the law.
The University of Oklahoma’s online programs are among the best in the nation, according to a recently released announcement from U.S. News and World Report. The 2024 Best Online Programs rankings analyzed more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs using metrics specific to online learning. Of the regionally accredited institutions evaluated, OU claimed high marks in categories serving students who are military veterans.