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U.S. News Ranks NC State College of Education #46 in Nation for Online Master’s Programs

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The NC State College of Education is tied for #46 in the nation for its online master’s programs in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings. 

U.S. News ranked 321 schools across the nation that offer online master’s degrees based on five categories: engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, services and technology, and student excellence. The College of Education scored particularly strong in student excellence and faculty credentials and training, and continue to make gains in expert opinion. 

“Our people are what make our College of Education one of the best in the nation,” said Paola Sztajn, interim dean of the College of Education. “We attract high-quality students—many working professionals—to our master’s program, and we are home to some of the best faculty who not only provide excellent instruction but also strive to build welcoming, inclusive and supportive learning environments. This ranking is one indicator of the amazing work they do every day to support their students and prepare extraordinary educators who make a transformative impact on schools and communities across North Carolina and beyond.” 

Among specialities for online master’s programs, the college tied at #20 in the nation in the Educational Administration and Supervision category. This is the first time the college has been ranked in that particular speciality category as part of the U.S. News’ online master’s rankings. 

In addition, the college ranked #17 in the nation for veterans for its online master’s programs in education.The veteran rankings are based on accessibility to internet-based coursework, affordability, number of students with military backgrounds, and factors related to academic quality such as program reputation, faculty credentials and retention rates.