UIC online bachelor’s degree programs No. 9 in nation

U.S. News & World Report recognized UIC’s online programs, nursing and health information management, as some of the best in the country

UIC’s online bachelor’s degree programs are No. 9 in the nation — up from No. 18 last year — among schools offering online bachelor’s degree programs, according to the latest rankings in U.S. News & World Report.

UIC’s two online bachelor’s degree programs — nursing and health information management — are tied for ninth place with online programs at Arizona State University, Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne and University of Wisconsin at Superior.

UIC’s online graduate engineering degree program was tied at No. 41 on the U.S. News & World Report list.

“We’re keenly aware of what good programs we have, but it’s really nice to see them recognized nationally,” said Cordelia Maloney, executive director of the School of Continuing Studies.

U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 200 programs based on factors including student engagement, faculty credentials, peer reputation, student services and technology.

“A lot of thought goes into the development of these programs,” said Janette Salamanca Maldonado, program director in the School of Continuing Studies.

UIC’s online bachelor’s program in nursing is designed for licensed nurses who have an associate’s degree. This semester, 117 students are enrolled.

The program has a 98 percent three-year graduation rate, Maldonado said.

“The biggest difference is that they are working adults so they have a variety of responsibilities,” she said. “Having the ability to complete their degree online gives them the flexibility to get an advanced degree and move their career forward.”

Read more at news.uic.edu.



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