Florida Tech Included in U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs 2012 Honor Roll


Article By Christopher J. Durie

With the expansion of online programs in higher education nationwide, it was only a matter of time before U.S. News & World Report would begin to collect and publish data regarding online programs.

U.S. News & World Report is known for its annual ranking guides that many students use when researching colleges to attend for traditional ground-based programs. This year the company put together its first report on both graduate and undergraduate online programs.

Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is proud to announce that both its online undergraduate business program and graduate business program were included in the report.

Unlike its traditional system of ranking schools, which has led to some criticisms by higher education institutions, U.S. News & World Report created an unranked honor roll for online programs.

Florida Tech was the only one of four schools on the undergraduate honor roll and only one of fourteen for the graduate honor roll. In addition to this, Florida Tech has the added distinction of being the only school to have been placed on both honor rolls.

For more information about the rankings, click the U.S. News and World Report  link.

Featured Image Shows Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Personnel (Left to right):  Christopher Durie, Manager of Online Business Programs; Sharon Carnohan (back) CoB Office Administrator; Dr. Alex Vamosi (front) Associate Dean of Academics; Tom Stauffacher (back) Director of Industry &Education Programs, and Jennifer Morin (front) Program Coordinator for Online Programs.



About Author

Dr. S. Ann Becker is the dean of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech with oversight of the Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development. She has served the college as both associate dean of research and academic chair for online CIS and MBA business degree programs. Dr. Becker has twenty plus years of academic experience with over 100 publications. She has held tenured positions at Northern Arizona University and American University, Washington D.C. Dr. Becker has an MBA from St. Cloud State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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