University of Nebraska at Kearney online grad education ranked No. 25 by U.S. News

UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is tied at No. 25 in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

The rankings, released Tuesday, focus on graduate indebtedness, course delivery and academic and career support made available to students remotely.

US News Logo“Online education has become very competitive, so for UNK to be ranked so high is very impressive. The ranking says a lot for UNK, the quality faculty we have teaching online and resources available here,” said Gloria Vavricka, director of eCampus.

The magazine’s rankings score student engagement and satisfaction, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology. Other listings examine how selective a school is in admitting qualified candidates.

UNK ranked No. 11 for its faculty credentials and training, receiving the high mark for how well it prepares instructors to teach remotely.

“Our online faculty is so dedicated, constantly honing their skills and looking for new and better ways to connect with students,” said Sheryl Crow, associate professor of teacher education and College of Edcuation associate dean. “We have very high standards and are dedicated to making our online courses engaging and rigorous.”

UNK has 874 students enrolled in its online graduate education program.

“We take our online programs very seriously, and this affirms what we are doing here,” Crow said of the U.S. News ranking.

2018 Best Online Graduate Education Programs
Rank     Institution
1          Clemson University
2          Creighton University
2          University of Florida
4          University of North Texas
5          Northern Illinois University
5          University of Houston
5          Utah State University
8          Penn State University
8          University at Albany
8          University of Georgia
8          University of Massachusetts – Lowell
12         University of Nebraska – Lincoln
13         Auburn University
13         Florida State University
15         North Carolina State University
15         University at Buffalo
15         University of Utah
18         East Carolina University
18         Ohio University
18         University of Iowa
21         Montclair State University
21         Purdue University
21         San Diego State University
21         University of North Carolina
25         Pittsburg State University
25         University of Illinois
25         University of Nebraska at Kearney
28         Sam Houston State University
28         University of Kansas
28         University of Pittsburgh
31         George Washington University
31         Michigan State University


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Source: Gloria Vavricka, Director of eCampus, 308.865.8390,