Best of the Best: Kent State Among 2023 Best Online Programs
Kent State University is doing its part to help address the nationwide nursing shortage by training highly skilled nurses to add to the nursing talent pool. In addition, Kent State is educating students to become nurse educators to address the shortage of nursing school faculty to teach, mentor and develop both nursing students and practicing nurses, which is compounding the overall nursing shortage. Both programs are now being recognized as top programs in the nation in new rankings.
U.S. News & World Report has named five Kent State programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2023. Kent State is recognized in the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, Best Online Master’s in Nursing Education Programs, Best Online Master’s in Business Programs, Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Master’s in Education Programs rankings.
Kent State’s online master’s in nursing program, offered by the College of Nursing, moved up three spots to No. 65 in the nation among all public and private institutions, making it once again the highest-ranked program in northern Ohio. Impressively, Kent State’s Nurse Educator program, a specialty ranked under the Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs, came in at No. 11, the highest ranking among institutions in northern Ohio. It is the first time that Kent State’s Nurse Educator program has been ranked by U.S. News.
Two programs offered by Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship are among the best in the 2023 rankings. The online master’s in business programs comes in at No. 100, the highest ranking among all institutions in Northeast Ohio. Kent State’s Online MBA program jumped up 51 spots in the list to rank No. 102 this year, making it the highest-ranked program in northern Ohio.
Offered by the College of Education, Health and Human Services, Kent State’s online graduate education programs have once again been recognized as the highest ranked at a public university in Northeast Ohio, ranking at No. 142. This list compiles the rankings of online programs offering master’s degrees in education. This is the sixth year Kent State’s online graduate education programs have been ranked by U.S. News.
Designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education, the U.S. News 2023 Best Online Programs rankings evaluate 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.
For more information about the U.S. News 2023 Best Online Programs rankings, visit www.usnews.com/education/online-education/rankings.
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