U.S. News & World Report Ranks Jackson State University Among Best Online Programs

Jackson, Mississippi – Jackson State University has been ranked among the 2023 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. JSUOnline offers undergraduate programs in business administration, history, childcare and family education, criminal justice, healthcare administration, professional interdisciplinary studies, and technology with a concentration in emergency management.

“It is an honor to have the Jackson State University online bachelor’s programs recognized by U.S. News and World Report,” said President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. “This elevated position speaks to the hard work of our faculty and administrators who provide engaging course offerings that resonate with our students who want to obtain their degree anytime, anywhere through our JSU online offerings.”

JSU rose dramatically in the rankings to appear as No. 113, its highest position in the category to date. U.S. News assessed more than 350 schools in the online bachelor’s category based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

There are also several graduate, specialist, and certificate programs available for students seeking advanced training opportunities in a remote environment. Interim Director Keith Riley, Ed.D.says JSUOnline offers several programs and courses where students can engage in a flexible schedule.

“The course design and the engagement within the courses allows students to learn material that will enhance real-life skills,” said Riley. “Faculty and staff members work closely together to ensure that quality courses are developed so that objectives and outcomes are understood. The student-centered programs allow unique learning experiences along with strong student support for successful academic learning.”

Designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education, this year’s edition evaluates more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The Best Online Programs include rankings of bachelor’s programs as well as the following master’s-level disciplines: MBA, business (non-MBA), computer information technology (including computer science), criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, and nursing. While the methodologies are different for each discipline, they all incorporate metrics specific to online learning. The rankings only include degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions.

“Most of the undergraduate programs in the Best Online Programs rankings are degree completion programs, meaning the vast majority of their students already have some college credit,” said Liana Loewus, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The methodologies are developed with those students in mind, setting these rankings apart from those that are focused on recent high school graduates pursuing higher education for the first time.”

Prospective students can see how JSU compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com.