University recognized for academic excellence in national rankings

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Online academic degrees, campus programs earn accolades

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 9, 2016) — Kennesaw State has been earning high marks among national rankings in the past few months, further validating the University’s commitment to offering high-quality academic degree programs and campus resources., a comprehensive guide to the nation’s online colleges, ranked Kennesaw State in the top 25 for most affordable online colleges for Engineering (No. 7), Education (No. 16) and Teaching (No. 22).  The University was also recognized among its top 10 for specific online programs:

  • No. 1 – Civil Engineering (master’s)
  • No. 1 – Industrial Engineering Technology (bachelor’s)
  • No. 2 – Systems Engineering (master’s)
  • No. 2 – Software Engineering  (master’s)
  • No. 10 – Business Administration in Marketing (bachelor’s)

The Best Schools, an independent online ranking organization, recently ranked Kennesaw State fourth among the nation’s top five online bachelor’s degree programs in geography, and named Kennesaw State among the 10 most affordable online Master of Early Childhood Studies degrees for 2016.

For the University’s Coles College of Business, two recent rankings highlight the online MBA and BBA among the top 50 programs nationally. The Center for Online Education, which operates, named Kennesaw State No. 21 for best online Bachelor of Business Administration, and recognized Kennesaw State as the 39th most affordable college for online MBA degrees.

In addition to academic programs, Kennesaw State’s dining services was named second for “Best Dining Halls” in the ranking, and was also named No. 5 among the “80 Best Colleges for Food in America for 2016” by the Daily Meal. This is the fifth consecutive year that Kennesaw State was named among Daily Meal’s top 10.


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