Kennesaw State named among the top 10 “America’s Best Online Colleges”

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University’s online bachelor’s degree programs recognized by bestcolleges.com

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 27, 2017) — Kennesaw State University’s online learning program has earned another accolade to add to its portfolio of national rankings.

The University ranked 9th in “America’s Best Online Colleges” for 2017 by bestcolleges.com, an online provider of higher education information and resources. In 2015, Kennesaw State ranked 22nd.

Kennesaw State was recognized specifically for its accredited online bachelor’s degree programs. The University offers 12 bachelor’s degree programs, in addition to 20 fully online master’s degree programs, four specialist degree programs and two doctoral programs. The University was also ranked No. 1 for “Best Online Colleges in Georgia.”

Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics and individual colleges, the ranking assessed accredited nonprofit institutions that offer at least 10 undergraduate and three graduate degree programs online. One of the key measures analyzed affordability metrics, which indicate a college’s return on investment for potential students.

In addition to the overall national and state rankings, BestColleges.com also identified several of Kennesaw State’s online bachelor’s degree programs that earned top spots within their individual program rankings:

According to bestcolleges.com, which provides prospective students with proprietary research, guides and college rankings, online degree programs have outpaced traditional degree programs in terms of growth in the last decade. In addition, about 70 percent of academic leaders indicate that online learning is now a fundamental part of their postsecondary institution’s long-term growth strategy.

At Kennesaw State, more than 7,000 students take online courses each year, with students earning their bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees without ever coming to campus. The University offers a mix of fully online, hybrid and mixed model learning formats.  In addition to degree programs, the university also offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for high-need areas such as education and cybersecurity.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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