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FIU online programs continue to achieve top rankings in U.S. News & World Report

FIU online programs continue to achieve top rankings in U.S. News & World Report

January 25, 2022 at 12:00am

FIU landed at No. 47 for best overall online bachelor’s program among public universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings released today. Seven bachelor's and master's programs were also in the Top 50. 

The U.S. News rankings highlight the university’s commitment to quality and underscore the university's dedication to excellence in online learning. 

Miami’s public R1 research university, FIU offers more than 190 degrees, many available online. The university is ranked No. 1 in the nation for Quality Matters (QM) certification of hundreds of its online courses.

Quality Matters (QM) certification

Through QM certification, online courses are reviewed to ensure they provide nationally recognized standards in quality assurance and student learning. It's an exhaustive process that reviews more than 40 specific standards in courses, from overview to usability. FIU has more than 500 QM-certified courses, the largest number of certified courses in the nation.

For the 2022 edition, the publication assessed 1,728 online degree programs and ranked 1,646 – both all-time highs, according to the publication. The rankings measure overall academic quality and are across varying disciplines within master's and bachelor’s degree programs.

The specific public rankings are as follows: 

  • Online bachelor's programs ranked as No. 47
  • Online bachelor’s business program ranked as No. 13 
  • Online bachelor’s psychology program ranked as No. 21
  • Online bachelor’s veteran program ranked as No. 30
  • Online master's business programs ranked as No. 13 
  • Online master's criminal justice program ranked as No. 19
  • Online MBA program ranked as No. 31
  • Online master's engineering program ranked as No. 37