Kennesaw State University ranked among top in nation for online computing programs


Georgia (Jan 19, 2016) —                                                            

Information Technology, Software Engineering programs recognized by

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Jan. 19, 2016) — Kennesaw State University has earned yet another accolade for its academic commitment to online learning in computing and tech-related academic disciplines.

Kennesaw State University’s online graduate programs in Information Technology and Software Engineering earned the No. 7 spot among the nation’s colleges and universities from, an education and industry resource for computer science information.  Overall, the University ranked 49th in the “2015-16 Best Online Colleges for Computer Science Degrees” report.  

“It is wonderful to see Kennesaw State honored in this ranking on a national level,” said Elke Leeds, associate vice president for Technology Enhanced Learning and director of the Distance Learning Center at Kennesaw State. “This honor showcases how well Kennesaw State’s experienced faculty and rigorous curriculum have served our graduate students through our online learning platforms.”

According to ComputerScienceOnline, online information technology and computer science degree programs are the third most popular degree programs for online students across the country. Currently, more than 75 percent of new STEM jobs are comprised of computer science disciplines.

Kennesaw State was honored for its academic excellence of graduate online computing-related degree programs and for making a substantial contribution to the workforce. To determine the rankings, ComputerScienceOnline used various cost, quality and student support metrics, including student-teacher ratios, graduation rates and ABET accreditation.

Kennesaw State currently offers 30 fully online degree programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, 16 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees, as part of its Distance Learning Center. In 2014, the University launched its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in education technology, and its information security MOOC currently serves 75,000 participants.  Two new project-based learning MOOCs in professional writing and business modeling will launch on February 15.

For more information about Kennesaw State’s online learning, visit

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 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. 

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit