SJC Online ranked this week as a “Best Online Bachelor’s Program” by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row, climbing four spots from last year’s list.
“Providing fine programs that educate the whole person has been the hallmark of the College’s founding order, the Sisters of St. Joseph, for over 100 years,” said SJC President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. “This ranking by U.S. News and World Report shows that St. Joseph’s College has successfully brought this commitment and reputation for excellence to online higher education. SJC Online is a recognized leader in providing precisely what today’s students need to thrive in their chosen fields: a value-based education at a reasonable cost.”
The list ranks online colleges based on four general categories: engagement with instructors and classmates; services and technology incorporated into programs; faculty credentials and training; and expert opinion and how employers view candidates who hold degrees from each institution.
“SJC Online has carved out a niche in the online higher education landscape because it brings the unique value proposition of a St. Joseph’s education to a rapidly growing community of learners,” said Amy Poland, Ph.D., associate dean and director for online learning at St. Joseph’s College. “With each passing semester and a great deal of hard work, our faculty and staff deliver the rich experience of an SJC education, characterized by affordability and academic excellence, to an increasing number of online students across the region.”
Established in 2015, SJC Online offers students in all 50 states the chance to get a top-tier education, rooted in a liberal arts tradition. SJC Online features more than 20 academic offerings, giving students the option to choose from exceptional undergraduate and graduate degrees, dual degrees and certificates, all of which work around their busy schedule.
“I chose SJC Online for its flexibility, diverse curriculum and the dual degree programs offered,” said Cory Sargeant, who earned a B.A. in Health Administration in 2018 and an M.B.A. in Health Care Management in 2019, both online. “I did not expect the program to change my life and approach to leadership as it did. While attending SJC for my M.B.A., I was hired at The Brooklyn Hospital Center as assistant director of access, engagement and outreach, as well as the Call Center manager.”