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GW Health Sciences Undergraduate Online Programs Ranked in Top 25 by U.S. News and World Report

GW Health Sciences Undergraduate Online Programs Ranked in Top 25 by U.S. News and World Report

GW programs jump to 23rd in 2018 Best Online Bachelor's Programs' rankings

US News & World Report BadgeThe George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that its Undergraduate Online Programs are now ranked in the top 25 programs nationally in the U.S. News and World Report Best Online Bachelors Programs rankings this year. The programs have an overall score of 85/100.

"We are pleased with the results of the U.S. News and World Report ranking this year. We are committed to quality in our programs and student experience-it's through the efforts of our dedicated faculty and staff that we can offer academically rigorous online programs in the health sciences," said Catherine A. Golden, EdD, MPA, associate dean of academic planning and assessment for health sciences. "It is encouraging to be recognized for our efforts. We welcome this wonderful news!"

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers bachelor's degree programs focused on areas such as clinical health sciences, clinical management and leadership, clinical research administration, emergency medical services, disaster response, biomedical informatics, medical laboratory sciences, and more.

The ranked programs are the best online bachelor's degree programs in the country, based on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students.

The majority of students enrolled in these programs have earned at least some prior college credit. Rather than first-time college students, they are more likely to be working professionals in their 20s to 40s looking to advance in or change their careers. The U.S. News and World Report chose factors that weigh how these programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time.

U.S. News and World Report assessed schools based on four general categories, carrying different weights:

  • Student engagement (35 percent)
  • Student services and technology (25 percent)
  • Faculty credentials and training (20 percent)
  • Peer reputation (20 percent)

For more information about the methodology behind the U.S. News and World Report ranking, visit https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/bachelors-methodology. For more information about the undergraduate online programs offered at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, visit https://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/health-sciences-programs

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About the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences:

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation's capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation's capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national, and global communities.