WOODLAND PARK, N.J., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the third consecutive year, Berkeley College has been ranked among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor's Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report. Berkeley College was ranked among the top 100 schools nationwide, at No. 92 in online education. Berkeley College is the only college in New Jersey, and one of eight colleges based in New York, to make the top 100 portion of the list.
"By publicizing best practices in distance learning, U.S. News & World Report allows employers to greater appreciate the innovative opportunities offered by online degree programs," said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. "Berkeley College is proud to be recognized for its efforts in supporting students in their journeys to graduation and meaningful careers."
Matt Rodriguez of Manhattan, NY, is one such student, who expects to graduate this year with a degree in Health Services Management. To read more about his story, click here.
Today, Berkeley College students, faculty and staff will gather at the Berkeley College Online® offices in Clifton, NJ, to celebrate the accomplishment.
Colleges are ranked on factors such as student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation.
Berkeley College began offering online courses in 1998 and online degrees in 2003. In the 2015 Fall Quarter, more than 2,900 students were enrolled in at least one online course. More than 190 undergraduate and graduate courses were offered. To date nearly 2,500 students have graduated with online degrees. The average age of a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Berkeley College Online is 30 years
In addition to being ranked in the Best Online Bachelor's Degree Program category, the College also made the 2014 and 2015 U.S. News & World Report lists for Best Online Programs for Veterans. Eight percent of those enrolled are military or veterans students. Sixteen percent of all Berkeley College students are earning their degrees fully online.
To view the full rankings, click here. To read more about the methodology used by U.S. News & World Report, click here.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor's Degrees for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: Berkeley College President Michael J. Smith and Berkeley College Online® Campus Operating Officer Sharon Goldstein celebrate the third consecutive year Berkeley College is ranked among the Best Colleges for Online Degree Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
Watch the Video: Click here to watch as Berkeley College announces its latest accolade in online learning from U.S. News & World Report.
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CONTACT: Ilene Greenfield Director of Media Relations 973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122 igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu