U.S. News and World Reports has ranked the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) in its list of the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. This is the sixth year that UMA has been named to this national list.
“This ranking by U.S. News and World Reports is due to the extraordinary efforts of our faculty and staff in providing quality online programs and support for our students,” said UMA President Rebecca Wyke. “UMA has a tradition of meeting students where they are, offering classes onsite, online, through video conference, Interactive Television, and at UMA Centers.”
The U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on statistical data gathered from questionnaires about each institution’s online specific bachelor’s degree programs. The factors considered were faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and student engagement. Over 350 institutions across the country participated in the U.S. News and World Report survey.
UMA’s twelve online degree programs considered as part of this ranking were Applied Science, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Information and Library Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Justice Studies, Liberal Studies, Mental Health and Human Services, Music: Contemporary and Popular, Public Administration, and Social Sciences.
In addition to these online degree programs, UMA offers numerous individual courses in online formats as part of other degree program curricula.
“UMA delivers classes in various modalities because we understand that students need flexibility to meet the competing demands on their time,” said Joseph Szakas, UMA Provost. “Our online classes and degree programs allow students to complete their college education while continuing to work and meet family obligations.”
View the ranking from U.S. News and World Report
University of Maine at Augusta
UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the state of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and onsite education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.
Many of UMA’s degree programs are available entirely online. Many others are available at a distance, utilizing online, video conference, and ITV learning options at centers & sites across the state.