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USF’s online graduate programs rank among the nation’s best

The University of South Florida delivers some of the best online graduate programs in the country, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report (U.S. News). Five of USF’s online programs rank in the top 100, including three programs in the top 50 and one in the top 15.

USF’s highest-ranked programs are Computer Information Technology at No. 14, Engineering at No. 30 and the online MBA program in the Muma College of Business at No. 31. Since 2019, USF’s online MBA program has risen significantly from No. 82 to No. 31.  U.S. News also ranks the online MBA program No. 45 for veterans.

USF continues to expand its broad array of fully online programs, which combine relevant curriculum with the flexibility to meet the unique demands of graduate students, including many working professionals.  

“Continuing to grow and enhance our online programs is a key part of the University of South Florida’s mission to provide students with access to a world-class education and help meet the workforce needs of our state,” USF President Rhea Law said.  “These rankings reflect USF’s commitment to excellence and serve as a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff who develop and deliver high-quality online courses.”

The U.S. News methodology for graduate online programs considers factors such as graduation and retention rates, admission requirements, peer reputation, faculty credentials, technology infrastructure and student support services. The weight of each category varies from program to program.

In September, U.S. News ranked USF as America’s fastest-rising university on its list of best colleges.  USF currently ranks No. 46 among public universities, and over the past 10 years no university in the country has climbed higher in the rankings than USF. 

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