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Engineering, education online graduate programs move up in U.S. News & World Report rankings

January 9, 2014

MANHATTAN -- U.S. News & World Report recognizes Kansas State University as a great place to earn an online graduate degree in education and engineering, moving both programs up in its rankings released Jan. 8.

Kansas State University ranks No. 72 for best online graduate education programs, up 57 places from No. 129 in last year's survey. The university ranks No. 27 in best online graduate engineering programs, up 10 places from No. 37 in the previous survey.

The university offers online engineering master's degrees in software engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, nuclear engineering, engineering management, and operations research. Online education master's degrees include academic advising, adult and continuing education, and curriculum and instruction.

"We have experienced growth in our online programs because a high-quality education is in high demand," said Debbie Mercer, dean of the College of Education. "People have many online degree choices today, but the integrity of our program is rooted in a faculty who is committed to their students and advancing scholarship."

"U.S. News & World Report consistently recognizes Kansas State University as a great institution for engineering education," said Gary Clark, interim dean of the College of Engineering. "It is rewarding to see this recognition applied to our student experience whether studying in person or online."

Such online programs are administered through the university's Division of Continuing Education.

"Kansas State University works hard to extend our quality programs to adults who are not able to be part of our on-campus community," said Sue Maes, dean of Continuing Education.

Written By: Erinn Barcomb-Peterson, 785-532-1543, ebarcomb@k-state.edu
K-State News and Communications Services