In newly released rankings by U.S. News & World Report, online degree programs in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) at St. John’s University both saw increases.
The 2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report rankings for “Best Online Programs” recognized Tobin’s online M.B.A. program by ranking the program 33; in the category for non-M.B.A. Online Programs, Tobin was ranked 38.
For “2023 Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs,” St. John’s ranking went up from 41 to 33. The M.P.S. in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Leadership is one of many programs offered at The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies.
“The Collins College of Professional Studies offers programs where students can experience a flexible yet challenging curriculum, and we help students to plan their academic journeys however and wherever they learn,” stated Luca Iandoli, M.S.E., Ph.D., Interim Dean, CCPS, and Professor, Division of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science.
With advancements in technology, academic course design, high-speed internet access, and greater awareness of different learning styles, online education has become the norm across all levels of education. One reason students enroll in online degree programs is for the flexibility to study from anywhere.
For the 2023 edition, U.S. News evaluated more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Editors assessed schools based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.
The 2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report rankings for “Best Online M.B.A. Programs” recognized the steady improvement of Tobin’s online M.B.A. program by placing it higher in the list. The ranking improved to 33 from 37 in 2022, from 81 in 2021, and 138 in 2020—the first year the online M.B.A. was ranked.
Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair, observed, “The commitment of our faculty to teaching and scholarship and their efforts to deliver a high-quality curriculum have yielded significant returns in student outcomes and external rankings.”
According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2023 “Best Online M.B.A. Programs” rankings “evaluate schools based solely on data related to their distance education M.B.A. programs. U.S. News has assessed non-M.B.A. graduate business degrees in areas such as finance, marketing, and management separately for a different ranking, the “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.” Schools with M.B.A. and non-M.B.A. business programs offered online are included in both rankings, but they are evaluated on entirely separate data.”