A-State Online MBA Program for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members Receives Top 10 Ranking
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s online Master in Business Administration degree program for veterans and active duty service members has been named one of the top 10 in the country for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report. A-State is the only university in any category from the state of Arkansas to be ranked in the top 10 nationally.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment and another great recognition for our online MBA program and the College of Business along with the tremendous work of Dr. Bill Roe, Dr. Russ Jones and our entire graduate faculty,” said Dr. Shane Hunt, dean of the College of Business.
“It is also especially meaningful because many of our family members, faculty and students have served our country with honor in the military, and I am very proud we are able to offer this type of high-quality program to help our veterans and active duty service members advance their education and career.”
According to U.S. News and World Report methodology, to earn a Best Online ranking, each of these distance-education programs must include predominantly Internet-based course work, housed in a regionally accredited institution and performed well enough on several factors, including program reputation, faculty credentials, retention rates and graduate debt loads.
In addition, the programs included in the rankings must belong to a higher learning educational institution that is certified for the GI Bill and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program task force. The purpose of the task force is to create a set of guidelines to aid military of any branch in receiving necessary support, benefit, protection and opportunity.
The top 10 list includes:
1. Indiana University
1. Temple University
1. University of North Carolina
4. Arizona State University
5. Carnegie Mellon University
6. Pennsylvania State University
7. North Carolina State University
8. Auburn University
9. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
10. Arkansas State University
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