U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T among top online graduate programs

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T's online degree programs among the best in the nation.

U.S. News ranks Missouri S&T’s online degree programs among the best in the nation.

Fifteen online graduate degree programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology are among the best in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs rankings.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings were released today (Tuesday, Jan. 10) and are available online at www.usnews.com.

Missouri S&T’s online graduate programs in the computer information technology category tied for sixth overall and ranked third among public universities. S&T offers online graduate degrees in computer science and information science and technology.

The online graduate engineering programs ranked 16th overall and 12th among public universities. Missouri S&T offers online graduate degree programs in 12 engineering disciplines: aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, environmental engineering, explosives engineering, geotechnics, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, mining engineering and systems engineering.

Missouri S&T’s online graduate business program in information science and technology tied for 16th overall and ranked 13th among public universities.

The online MBA program tied for 91st overall and 71st among public universities.

U.S. News received and analyzed data from more than 1,200 online degree programs. The rankings include programs that are completely online, though a program still meets the criteria if it has in-person requirements for orientations, testing and support services. The rankings do not include blended learning programs, nor do they distinguish between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Rankings are determined by factors including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology. Each ranking category weighs the factors differently, and all except for online bachelor’s degree programs also weigh admissions selectivity.

Missouri S&T began its first online degree program — in engineering management — in 1998. Today S&T offers online graduate degree programs in 17 disciplines. More information about Missouri S&T’s online degree programs is available online at dce.mst.edu.