Online engineering degrees ranked among nation’s top programs


Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology earns distinctions

KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 15, 2016) — The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State recently earned a few new accolades for its online degree programs. 

Open Education Database, an independent organization that created a comprehensive database of the top accredited online colleges and degrees, ranked Kennesaw State’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering in their list of the nation’s “Top Online Engineering Colleges.” Kennesaw State was ranked eighth among the 14 U.S. universities named to the annual ranking.

Now in its third year, the OEDb ranking is based on metrics such as student-to-faculty ratio, institution-based financial aid and default rates, as well as acceptance, enrollment, retention and graduation rates.  OEDb considered only accredited institutions that offer at least one undergraduate degree-granting program online for their rankings.

In addition,, an online resource devoted to exploring higher education issues, named the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology among their top 50 universities for “Best Online Engineering Degrees for 2016-17.” 

Ranked No. 13 among four-year colleges, Kennesaw State was recognized for its low tuition and fees, career placement and counseling services, as well as its credit for experience initiatives.

As part of the ranking, colleges and universities were scored on key aspects such as tuition and fees, financial aid, number of online programs offered, student-teacher ratio and graduation rates. Only four-year accredited post-secondary U.S. institutions were analyzed as part of the annual online ranking.

- Tiffany Capuano



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