EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 ranking for the Best Online Engineering Programs.
Engineering is one of the most sought-after careers in America, one that requires a good education from a trusted, regionally accredited institution. At both the undergraduate and graduate degree levels, professionals who seek a career path in engineering will find a variety of high-value positions, including leadership positions.
But for professionals who already work in the profession, going to school full-time on a campus is just not an option. These professionals need graduate degrees that can be earned online on their own schedule, which is why College Choice has chosen to create this ranking.
"The online learning world is catching up quickly to the traditional classroom world. With the prominence of MOOCs and other forms of adaptive digital learning, the gaps between these two styles of learning are narrowing. Online students can achieve serious connectivity to their professors and peers through collaborative assignments and video and project-based learning tools," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said when the ranking was released.
Amondson went on to say that: "The fact that students can now get an online undergraduate or graduate education in engineering is giving the field a wide variety of experienced professionals. For professionals, this is a great way to continue their education while putting what they learn in the classroom to work in the field."
College Choice chose to look at a few important factors when putting together the 2016 ranking for the Best Online Engineering Programs. This included tuition cost, financial aid offerings, time to completion, on-campus residency, and online program features and services. This information was gathered by utilizing statistical and research websites and individual school online portals to ensure the accuracy of the data involved.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Online Engineering Programs is led by Columbia University in the top spot. Duke University and the University of Virginia round out the top three.
The complete rankings are as follows:
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Auburn University, Auburn, Al
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co
Columbia University, New York, NY
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Duke University, Durham, NC
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
New York University, New York, NY
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Norwich University, Northfield, VT
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Trine University, Angola, IN
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder, Co
University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college.
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