Tuskegee University Online Programs Named No. 1 in Alabama

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/9/2016, 12:30 p.m.
Best Colleges.com has ranked Tuskegee University’s newly launched online programs the best in the state. The institution is No. 1 ...
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TUSKEGEE, Ala. (May 9, 2016) — Best Colleges.com has ranked Tuskegee University’s newly launched online programs the best in the state. The institution is No. 1 among 18 schools on the 2016 Best Online Colleges in Alabama list.

According to its website, Best Colleges.com seeks to “empower students by providing the information needed to make informed higher education decisions. Through proprietary research, we build user-friendly guides and rankings that lead students of all ages on their personal path to a college degree.”

“Awards such as this are testaments to the hard work of a select group of Tuskegee University faculty. These individuals are eminently qualified in their respective fields and invest much time and energy in applying the latest information technologies to enhance instruction,” said Jacqueline McArthur, director Office of Distance Education and Online Learning.

Online education and expanded 21st Century academic programming and instruction are among the five strategic priorities in the vision for the university. Tuskegee launched its first fully online accredited degree programs in fall 2015.

"We are very pleased to receive this No. 1 ranking in Alabama for online degree programs and courses now available through online delivery. This early recognition is a testament to our existing strong quality of academic programs that will now be available throughout the world. In addition, the continued growth of our online offerings is a critical component of our new Strategic Plan 2015-2020 to ensure that Tuskegee's innovative tradition of learning matches an equally impressive trajectory of innovation in the 21st Century," said Dr. Brian L. Johnson, Tuskegee University president.

According to the site, the methodology for its rankings is based on the latest information from the IPEDS and College Navigator databases. To find out more about the Best Colleges.com ranking, click here.

For information about applying to Tuskegee’s online education programs, click here.

About Tuskegee University

Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University is home to approximately 3,000 students from the U.S. and 30 foreign countries. The academic programs are organized into seven colleges and schools: 1.) Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science, 2.) College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences, 3.) College of Arts and Sciences, 4.) College of Engineering, 5.) College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, 6.) Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, and 7.) School of Education.

Tuskegee University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and professional degrees. The following programs are accredited by national agencies: architecture, business, education, engineering, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, and veterinary medicine.

To learn more about Tuskegee University, go to: www.tuskegee.edu.