Kennesaw State named among “Best Online Colleges” for 2015
Affordable Colleges Foundation ranked KSU’s Online Learning in top 20 among U.S….
Georgia (Dec 8, 2014) — Affordable Colleges Foundation ranked KSU’s Online Learning in top 20 among U.S. universities
KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec. 5, 2014) — Kennesaw State University’s online learning has earned yet another accolade for its academic rigor, student support and affordability.
The Affordable Colleges Foundation ranked Kennesaw State as No. 17 in the nation for “Best Online Colleges.” The 2015 ranking was published on AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a website for prospective college students and their parents.
“It is wonderful to see Kennesaw State rise in these rankings on a national level,” said Elke Leeds, assistant vice president for Technology Enhanced Learning and director of the Distance Learning Center at Kennesaw State. “We have had great success in expanding our high-quality programs to the online learning environment, and this ranking showcases how well we serve our students in a digital world.”
The number of schools offering fully online degree programs has nearly doubled over the last decade, and online enrollments continue to make up an increasing proportion — nearly 50 percent — of all enrollments in higher education, according to the Affordable Colleges Foundation.
Kennesaw State currently offers 42 online degree, endorsement, certificate and academic minor programs as part of its Distance Learning Center, in disciplines such as business, education and nursing.
More than 7,000 KSU students take online courses each semester, with many students earning their bachelor’s and master’s degrees without setting foot on campus. In 2014, the University launched its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in education technology, serving more than 10,000 students. A second MOOC in information security will launch in 2015.
To be eligible for the Affordable College Foundation ranking, colleges and universities must offer at least one bachelor’s degree completely online. The methodology explored colleges and universities that offer students affordable, high-quality programs combined with the flexibility of distance learning.
For more information about Kennesaw State’s online learning, visit learnonline.kennesaw.edu.
To see details on the rankings, visit www.affordablecollegesonline.org/best-colleges-online/.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of nearly 26,000 from 130 countries.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 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. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.