UMass Lowell’s Online Programs are Top Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

UMass Lowell is a national and regional leader in online education, according to 2018 rankings recently released by U.S. News & World Report.

UMass Lowell’s online graduate programs in education, information technology and criminal justice are ranked in the top 15 in the nation and are No. 1 among all public institutions in New England.

The university’s online bachelor’s degrees also got high marks, coming in at No. 3 in New England and No. 22 of more than 200 public and private programs ranked nationwide, up more than 30 spots over last year.

“These rankings are the latest validation of the superior educational opportunities UMass Lowell online students across the country experience every day,” said Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, an internationally recognized expert in online education who founded UMass Lowell’s successful online programs more than 20 years ago.

“UMass Lowell has proven itself to be a national leader in online education, a partner to businesses seeking to advance the education of their employees, and the solution many adults are seeking as they advance their careers by earning a degree that fits their schedules,” Moloney added.

Among the high rankings for UMass Lowell are the College of Education’s graduate programs, which are No. 8 in the nation and No. 1 in Massachusetts and New England. Online programs in the college — led by Dean Eleanor Abrams — include degrees in policy, leadership, administration, and curriculum and instruction with options such as teaching individuals with autism and subjects such as science, technology, reading and language.

Learn more about UMass Lowell’s online degree program rankings here.