Hofstra University’s online graduate programs in business and education were ranked among the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second straight year.
The university’s online M.B.A. program, offered by the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, was ranked 62nd nationwide, compared to 71st in 2013, according to the magazine. The online M.B.A. program, launched in 2011, is one of only four online graduate business programs in the state to make the Top 100 and the highest ranking such program in the New York metropolitan area.
Last month, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, announced that the Zarb School had maintained its prestigious accreditation in business and accounting education. AACSB accreditation has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.
The School of Education’s MS.Ed in Higher Education Leadership and Studies was ranked 97th in the nation. Only five online graduate education programs in New York state ranked in the Top 100 this year. In 2013, the magazine ranked Hofstra’s School of Education among the Top 100 graduate schools of education in the nation. The School is also nationally accredited by TEAC, the Teacher Education Accrediting Council.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 rankings for Best Online Education programs, released today, evaluated programs based on a number of factors, including selectivity, graduation rates, accreditation, opportunities for interaction with faculty and classmates, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.
Hofstra University began offering online classes in 2010, and now offers three fully-online graduate degree programs, and two advanced certificate programs. It also offers hybrid graduate degree and certificate programs.