Hofstra University’s online graduate education programs ranked 56th in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Reports, marking a significant jump from the school’s ranking at No. 110 last year.
“Hofstra’s online MSEd Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies (HELPS) Program serves the place-bound and time-bound higher education professionals without sacrificing content, quality, and peer-to-peer and faculty-to-student meaningful dialogue,” said Dr. Sean Fanelli, Program Director, MSEd Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies. “Students, who in the past preferred face-to-face learning experiences, once exposed to a HELPS online course, have reported that the online experience was an effective learning experience. They consistently cite the self-paced learning aspect of online learning as a major reason why they would take another online HELPS course. The ranking by U.S. News and World Report reinforces the high ratings that students give the online HELPS program.”
For the 2017 edition of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings, U.S. News ranked schools based on five general categories, each with its own weight in the ranking process:
- Student engagement (35%)
- Student services and technology (20 percent)
- Admissions selectivity (15 percent)
- Faculty credentials and training (15 percent)
- Peer reputation (15 percent)
In addition to the online MSEd Higher Education and Policy Studies Program, the School of Education also offers an online MSEd Special Education: International Perspectives Program.