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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Ranked in Top 20 for Best Online Bachelor’s Program

U.S. News and World Report recognized the George Washington University as having top online bachelor’s programs, ranking in the top 20 in the 2019 Best Online Programs rankings.

The best online bachelor's degree programs were selected based on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students. These online bachelor’s programs, housed within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, were scored high for having faculty with academic credentials that mirror campus-based programs and having well-trained instructors to teach distance learners. These programs were also scored high in engagement, meaning there is high participation in online courses compared to other online programs. 

“We are thrilled to have our online bachelor’s programs move up three spots this year,” said Catherine Golden, MPA, EdD, associate dean for academic planning and assessment at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “We are glad our undergraduate programs are recognized nationally. We have incredible students and committed faculty and staff that make this possible.”

GW has been offering online bachelor’s degree programs since 1996-1997. Many online students at GW are also serving in the U.S. Military. U.S. News & World Report also ranked GW as having one of the best online bachelor’s program for veterans.  

"Online programs can offer a flexible learning environment for students who have to balance classes with working a full-time job, caring for their family or other responsibilities," said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News, in a press release. 

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