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U.S. News and World Report ranks USF College of Education’s online graduate programs in top 30 of national rankings

U.S. News and World Report Ranks the USF College of Education's Online Graduate Programs as no. 29 in the Nation

In the newly released "Best Online Graduate Programs in Education," rankings, the USF College of Education has been recognized as one of the top 30 schools in the nation.

(Tampa, Fla. Jan. 20, 2017) —
The College of Education at the University of South Florida (USF) was recognized as no. 29 in the nation for its online graduate education programs, according to the 2017 rankings released this week by the U.S. News and World report. 

U.S. News and World Report evaluates several factors to rank the best online education degree programs, including faculty credentials, graduation rates and student services and technologies. In 2016's edition of the rankings list, the College of Education was ranked no. 36.

This spring, the College of Education plans to add 15 new online courses to its growing number of graduate degrees and certificate programs, said Dr. Roger Brindley, Interim Dean of the USF College of Education.

"Climbing seven places to inside the top 30 reflects the commitment of the College of Education to increase access to quality graduate education," Brindley said. "Our online programs use the latest digital literacies to create an absorbing and interactive academic experience as our students work with their instructor and with their classmates to complete each course. We are proud that U.S. News & World Report recognizes the stimulating variety of coursework available to our graduate students online."

For more information regarding the U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings, please visit the U.S. News and World Report website

About the USF College of Education:

The USF College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE), and is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. The USF College of Education is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 programs in the nation, as well as in the top 30 for online graduate education programs. The USF College of Education has more than 51,000 alumni who are making a difference in the lives of children each day.