WCU included in list of nation’s top online program providers

Jan 21, 2017
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CULLOWHEE — Western Carolina University is listed among the nation’s top providers of online degree programs in a collection of rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report.

In its examination of undergraduate and graduate online programs offered by higher education institutions across the country, the magazine ranked WCU in 76th place among 226 schools in a category for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”

The magazine’s rankings of bachelor’s programs were computed according to four factors: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and peer reputation.

WCU also made the list of the “Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA),” coming in at 52nd place in a lineup of 101 schools. Those rankings are based on the same factors, except for the addition of admissions selectivity.

WCU also offers a number of other online certificate programs and courses.

Information about the university’s online programs is available at distance.wcu.edu or by calling the Office of Educational Outreach at 227-7397.