FAYETTE, Iowa (May 21, 2015) – TheBestSchools.org has ranked Upper Iowa University as the 37th best online college in the nation. An independent organization, TheBestSchools.org ranked Penn State World Campus in State College, Penn., as the top university to offer such programming. UIU was the only Iowa university to be ranked in the top 50.
The criteria for ranking the best online colleges was based on academic excellence, faculty credentials, student support, awards, rankings, and reputation, including the school’s reputation for effectively providing online degree programs.
“We are pleased to have the Upper Iowa University online program recognized by TheBestSchools.org. Online education is a proven method to meet the demands of the adult learner, but has also evolved into a complementary option to support the degree plans and programs of study for traditional student populations,” said Jordon Dierks, UIU eLearning director. “Upper Iowa’s online courses are taught by highly credentialed faculty who draw on real-world experiences to enhance their students’ learning experience. We are proud of this ranking and appreciate the efforts of our online faculty and staff for all they do to support and mentor our students.”
TheBestSchools.org recognized UIU for offering online degrees in a host of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as a variety of certificate programs.
Upper Iowa online students can pursue associate’s degrees in criminal justice, general business, liberal arts, and psychology, as well as more than 20 bachelor’s degrees in nursing, public administration, communication, and more. The students can also earn master’s degrees in business administration, education, higher education administration, and public administration.
The university offers courses in an asynchronous format, so students have the flexibility to complete coursework on their own schedule. Upper Iowa University offers six eight-week terms each year. In addition, students can choose from several self-paced degree programs.
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About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.