TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2022) – The University of South Florida delivers some of the best online graduate programs in the country, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report (U.S. News). Five of USF’s online programs rank in the top 100, including three programs in the top 50 and one in the top 15.
USF’s highest-ranked programs are Computer Information Technology at No. 14, Engineering at No. 30 and the online MBA program in the Muma College of Business at No. 31. Since 2019, USF’s online MBA program has risen significantly from No. 82 to No. 31. U.S. News also ranks the online MBA program No. 45 for veterans.
USF continues to expand its broad array of fully online programs, which combine relevant curriculum with the flexibility to meet the unique demands of graduate students, including many working professionals.
“Continuing to grow and enhance our online programs is a key part of the University of South Florida’s mission to provide students with access to a world-class education and help meet the workforce needs of our state,” USF President Rhea Law said. “These rankings reflect USF’s commitment to excellence and serve as a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff who develop and deliver high-quality online courses.”
The U.S. News methodology for graduate online programs considers factors such as graduation and retention rates, admission requirements, peer reputation, faculty credentials, technology infrastructure and student support services. The weight of each category varies from program to program.
In September, U.S. News ranked USF as America’s fastest-rising university on its list of best colleges. USF currently ranks No. 46 among public universities, and over the past 10 years no university in the country has climbed higher in the rankings than USF.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.