SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, City University of Seattle's online bachelor's programs were ranked among the top 50 in U.S. News & World Reports' "Best Online Programs". Over 850 accredited U.S. based institutions were evaluated. For the second year in a row CityU was the only private Washington State based institution to make the list.
These rankings are based on academic reputation; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. As a leading nonprofit university in the Pacific Northwest, CityU excels in these areas and remains dedicated to innovating new ways to reach students online and face-to-face.
"It is an honor to again be ranked among U.S. News & World Report's top 50," said City University of Seattle President Richard Carter. "This ranking demonstrates CityU's dedication to serving our students, and confirms our commitment to quality by offering a premier, relevant, and 21st century education."
CityU is expanding its acclaimed bachelor's offerings in 2014 to include a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Both integrate input given by professional advisory boards and aim to prepare students for in-demand careers.
In addition to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, CityU has also been recently ranked among the "Most Affordable" online colleges and universities in Washington State, and for the seventh year in a row was ranked a Military Friendly School.
About City University of Seattle:
City University of Seattle is a private nonprofit university dedicated to changing lives for good by offering a high quality and relevant education to anyone with the desire to learn. During its 40 year history, CityU has engaged more than 50,000 alumni worldwide through its online and onsite degree programs. CityU is an affiliate of The National University System, one of the largest private nonprofit educational systems in the nation. It is regionally accredited up to the doctoral level and is comprised of the Albright School of Education; the Division of Arts and Sciences; the Division of Doctoral Studies; the School of Management; and the Washington Academy of Languages. Aside from its flagship campus and headquarters in Seattle, CityU offers over 60 degree programs at 33 locations throughout Washington State, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vietnam. For more information about CityU please visit www.cityu.edu.
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