Ball State University’s online degree programs in high-demand fields have once again been recognized on a national level by U.S. News & World Report.

The well-known media company today released its annual “Best Online Programs” list, as 10 Ball State Online programs finished in the top 30 in their respective categories, with two programs—both from Ball State’s Teachers College—ranking in the top 10.

“I am grateful for the continued recognition of our online programs, which offer high-quality academic degrees that can immediately impact our students’ careers,” Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said. “As articulated in our strategic plan, our University will continue to serve learners throughout their lifetime educational journey, while we continue to anticipate and respond to workforce needs.”

Ball State degrees nationally recognized in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Programs” were:

Ball State’s national online rankings in specialty areas included:

Ball State also continues to rank highly among U.S. News & World Report’s best online programs for veterans, including:

Six Ball State Online degrees improved their national rankings from the previous year’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Programs” listing, including: master’s degrees in education programs and Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision (each up seven spots from last year); Master’s in Information and Communications Sciences (up two spots from last year); Master’s in Curriculum and Educational Technology (up one spot from last year); and Bachelor’s in Applied Behavior Analysis and Master’s in Special Education (both of which were unranked last year).

Ball State’s master’s degrees in education programs that were included in this year’s ranking include:

Ball State’s bachelor’s in business programs that were included in this year’s ranking include:

‘Premier experience at a great value’

Ball State offered its first online degree, a master’s in nursing, in 1999. Now the University has 106 online academic programs available to students, led by the same respected faculty who teach on campus.

More than 5,500 online-only undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at Ball State each year. These students are offered specialized resources, including concierge services and attentive advisers that help them effectively and efficiently navigate their online college experience.

“Ball State has a clear commitment to providing a premier experience at a great value for our students, both on campus and online,” said Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills, Ball State’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “Specifically, our Ball State Online faculty are experts in their industries and understand and implement the trends that allow our students to be ahead of the curve. Our adult learners continue to view us as a valuable partner in their pursuit of fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are compiled annually and take into account factors such as faculty credentials, student engagement (which includes retention and graduation rates), class size, peer reputation, and the quality of the university’s student services and technology. Further details about the rankings and how they were determined are available at

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