Rankings Roundup: Kennesaw State tops national rankings


Degree programs earn recognition for academic rigor

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 2, 2019) — College rankings are one measure of success for today’s universities, and Kennesaw State is no stranger to that notable recognition. During the fall semester, the University was named among the nation’s best in several academic degree program rankings, which recognized Kennesaw State for its unique offerings, strong online programs and affordability.

Kennesaw State is ranked:

Kennesaw State’s School of Art and Design is the largest unit in the College of the Arts, and offers bachelor's degree programs with concentrations in illustration and sequential arts.

Kennesaw State was the only public university named among the top 5 universities in the ranking.

This graduate program was touted as “Best for Licensure,” for not only preparing graduates for successful engineering careers but also meeting professional licensure requirements.

Kennesaw State’s online information technology program was among only 35 university programs named. The website also ranked KSU’s mechanical engineering program at No. 47 among its 50 Best Online Master’s Degrees.

Online degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels at KSU were ranked No. 30 and No. 27, respectively, for their affordable tuition.

  • No. 2 for Best Online Bachelor's in Geography by BestSchools.com

This degree program was lauded for its academic excellence and the strength of its faculty scholarship, reputation and online instruction methodology. In addition, the online Geography degree program was also ranked No. 4 by BestColleges.com in 2018. 

– Tiffany Capuano


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu