Kennesaw State University’s online degree programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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Information Technology graduate program among the top 15 at public universities nationally KENNESAW…

Georgia (Jan 12, 2016)Information Technology graduate program among the top 15 at public universities nationally

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Jan. 12, 2016) U.S. News & World Report has once again named Kennesaw State University’s online learning programs among its “Best Online Programs” for 2016.

Among the eight program categories evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, Kennesaw State ranked for both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the Michael J. Coles College of Business and the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) in the College of Computing and Software Engineering.

Kennesaw State’s MSIT program earned the No. 28 ranking on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual list. The program ranked in the top 15 among public institutions nationally, and was one of three in Georgia to make the list.  The online graduate program, which focuses on areas such as IT security, health information technology, databases and networking, has been ranked in the top 30 in this category for five years by U.S. News & World Report.

The online MBA program at Kennesaw State’s Michael J. Coles College of Business ranked 28th in the nation and climbed one spot from last year. The MBA program also ranked 25th among public universities and second among Georgia’s colleges and universities. 

“To be ranked again this year by U.S. News & World Report for our online programs recognizes Kennesaw State’s dedication to providing top-quality academic programs in the online learning environment,” said Elke Leeds, associate vice president for Technology Enhanced Learning at KSU. “It affirms that our programs are valued and respected beyond our campus borders and validates our commitment to provide talented students with rigorous and high-quality degree programs, allowing them to maintain a healthy balance between their workplace, their families and their academic pursuits.”

The 2016 rankings by U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 1,200 online degree programs at colleges and universities throughout the nation.

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. KSU offers 16 fully online master’s degree programs, 12 bachelor’s degree programs and two doctoral programs.  In 2014, University launched its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and has served thousands with MOOCs in education technology and information security. Two new project-based learning MOOCs in professional writing and business modeling will launch in February.

Kennesaw State continues to be nationally recognized for its online learning. ranked KSU 13th in the nation as a “Best Value Online College,” and the Affordable Colleges Foundation, which publishes, ranked KSU 17th in the nation for “Best Online Colleges.”

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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. 



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