Graduate programs in engineering and education also ranked among the nation’s best
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2023) – The University of South Florida’s online graduate MBA program has broken into the top 25 on the 2023 Best Online Programs rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News). In total, three of USF’s online graduate programs rank in the top 100.
USF’s online MBA program in the Muma College of Business is now ranked at No. 19, compared to No. 31 last year. The program has jumped 63 spots over the past five years. USF’s online graduate engineering program sits at No. 47, while the education program is ranked at No. 74. U.S. News also ranks the online MBA program No. 30 for veterans.
“The University of South Florida has made significant progress in expanding the number of online learning opportunities available to our students, and we are pleased to see this good work being recognized at the national level,” USF President Rhea Law said.
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.
“We know our program is rigorous and relevant and we are always pleased to be included in rankings that validate that sentiment,” USF Muma College of Business interim Dean GJ de Vreede said. “Our move into the top tier serves as a signal to employers — as well as potential students — that USF’s online MBA focuses on timely business skills and prepares graduates for in-demand jobs.”
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, USF hit its all-time high on U.S. News’ annual ranking of the best colleges in America. USF currently ranks No. 42 among public universities.
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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.