Just two years after its inception, SJC Online is among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. St. Joseph’s College’s inclusion comes on the heels of the institution being selected as one of the nation’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities–North category and one of the Best Colleges for Veterans in the north.
“With its inception in 2015, SJC Online began offering students a pragmatic pathway to achieving their goals, with the same commitment to engaged learning that SJC has demonstrated for over a century,” said SJC President Dr. Jack P. Calareso. “We are very proud to have our online programs recognized for their great quality and reputation.”
Expanding SJC’s educational mission to reach regional, national and international populations, SJC Online, the College’s fully online learning community, was launched two years ago to offer students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree, advanced certificate or dual degree online.
U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 1,200 online programs to decide on the rankings of 308 schools. With campuses in Brooklyn, Long Island and Online, SJC earned a tie-ranking of 126 and was selected to this year’s list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs based upon student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; admissions selectivity and peer reputation. While compiling the rankings, U.S. News & World Report weighed how online bachelor’s programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time.