U.S. News & World Report has released its rankings for the 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, and this year the George Washington University (GW) was again recognized as being among the top 20 programs in the country.
Bachelor’s degree programs listed in the rankings were assessed by U.S. News & World Report based on factors such as graduation rate, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students.
GW’s online bachelor’s programs, housed within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), scored high in categories such as faculty credentials and training, services and technology, and engagement. Statistical data was also complemented by expert opinion from high-level academics and top distance learning officials at schools with online bachelor’s degree programs.
“We are excited that GW online bachelor’s degree programs are being recognized among the top in the country,” said Catherine Golden, EdD, MPA, associate dean for SMHS academic affairs. “We are committed to provide high-quality educational opportunities for those seeking an online bachelor’s degree. We are pleased to be their educational home and provide them with a flexible option to attain their goals.”
GW has offered online bachelor’s degree programs since the 1996-97 academic year. Many of the students who benefit from the programs also serve as members of the U.S. military. GW’s online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans are also ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 20.
“Prospective students now have a lot of options when choosing an online undergraduate or graduate program,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News & World Report, in a Press Releases.