Arizona Online continues to strengthen its reputation among the nation's top providers of online education in the 2023 Best Online Bachelor's Programs rankings by U.S. News & World Report, released Jan. 24.
In its eighth year of operation and seventh year of rankings eligibility, Arizona Online earned its third consecutive top-10 finish among the best online bachelor's degree programs, ranking No. 10 out of 359 ranked programs overall and No. 9 among public universities. Arizona Online's overall score of 95 out of a possible 100 equals the university's best score to date in these rankings, set last year.
Arizona Online also maintained its No. 4 overall ranking (No. 3 among public universities) for its bachelor's program offerings for veterans.
"The University of Arizona prides itself in its ability to deliver world-class educational opportunities for students across the globe," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. "Our consistently excellent performance in these rankings further establishes Arizona Online as a leader and an innovator in providing high-quality online education and exemplifies our dedication to educational flexibility and accessibility."
The College of Engineering offers two online bachelor's programs, seven master’s degrees, and five graduate certificate programs through Arizona Online. The college provides additional opportunities, such as cybersecurity specialization, in partnership with other UA colleges.
The UA’s collaboratively administered computer information technology graduate programs – which include information systems, computer science, computer engineering and software engineering – tied for No. 5 overall and tied for No. 3 among public universities. These programs are offered through the College of Engineering, Eller College of Management and the College of Sciences.
For engineering-specific programs, the graduate programs tied for No. 23 for best online engineering master’s programs for veterans and No. 34 in the overall category.
In fall 2022, Arizona Online enrolled more than 8,100 students in undergraduate and graduate programs – an increase of more than 800 students from the previous year. Many Arizona Online students are adults who work full time, parents who seek the flexibility of online courses or active military personnel who require the ability to study from wherever they are stationed or deployed.
U.S. News & World Report ranks programs based on student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion.