Kennesaw State University’s online degree programs ranked by BestColleges.com

University named among nation’s top 25 universities for its online undergraduate programs…

Georgia (Mar 13, 2015)University named among nation’s top 25 universities for its online undergraduate programs

KENNESAW, Ga.  (March 13, 2015) Kennesaw State University has once again been recognized for its online degree programs. BestColleges.com, a college planning website, ranked Kennesaw State’s online undergraduate degree programs No. 22 among the nation’s universities that offer bachelor’s degrees online.

“This national ranking indicates Kennesaw State’s dedication to providing high-quality online bachelor’s degree programs that offer flexibility for students but with the same rigor as our traditional classroom offerings,” said Elke Leeds, assistant vice president for Technology Enhanced Learning at KSU.  “Through the Distance Learning Center, Kennesaw State continues to expand the undergraduate offerings available to students each year and now offers 11 fully online bachelor’s degree programs.” 

According to BestColleges.com, the annual ranking of online undergraduate degree programs at four-year colleges and universities analyzed qualitative measures and data based on admissions, enrollment, retention and graduation rates from the National Center for Education Statistics databases.

At Kennesaw State, more than 7,000 students take online courses each semester, with many students earning their bachelor’s and master’s degrees without ever coming to 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 launched earlier this year.

Kennesaw State has been recognized by several organizations and websites for its online learning. U.S. News & World Report ranked Kennesaw State’s graduate degree programs, specifically the online MBA in the Michael J. Coles College of Business and the computer information technology graduate degree in the College of Computing and Software Engineering, among the nation’s top 30 online learning programs.

In addition, OnlineU.com ranked KSU 13th in the nation as a “Best Value Online College,” and the Affordable Colleges Foundation, which publishes AffordableCollegesOnline.org, ranked KSU 17th in the nation for “Best Online Colleges.” 

For more information about Kennesaw State’s online learning, visit learnonline.kennesaw.edu.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 32,000 students from 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country. 

Online learning at Kennesaw State University



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.

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