UConn Engineering Named #1 Public Online Graduate Program in New England in 2022 Rankings
By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering
In newly released rankings from U.S. News and World Report, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering’s online graduate programs rose 15 spots, resulting in an overall ranking of #47—positioning the school as the #1 public online graduate engineering program in New England.
UConn Engineering’s 20-plus online masters, professional development, and certificate programs, housed under the School’s Professional Education department, range from certificates in contaminated site remediation to Master’s of Engineering in Data Science. The programs are designed to be flexible to the schedules of working professionals, while also helping to advance their careers.
To be considered an online graduate program provider, the school had to have the vast majority of learning modalities be online. Currently, 100 percent of courses in Professional Education’s degree offerings give students the option to remote learn.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the publication uses five criteria to determine the overall rating score, which are broken down into: Engagement of students (25%), faculty credentials and training (25%), expert opinions from high-ranking officials in engineering (25%), services and technologies used in the learning environment (12.5%), and student excellence (12.5%).
Because of the work of the faculty, and the investment of UConn and the School, students are having a more seamless and engaging experience, which has helping improve the overall reputation of UConn Engineering online graduate programs tremendously, according to Professional Education Program Manager Jon Bartolotta.
“Online learning is becoming one of the most sought-after modalities in education. The recent pandemic has made this more evident. One thing that stands out about our programs is the fact that we were doing online education before the pandemic started so we were a step ahead of many schools and programs. Our faculty have the expertise and experience in this area to provide the best possible education to the students in our degree and certificate programs. We have created highly rigorous classes for our students with the help of faculty and UConn’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We look forward to providing top tier education in the online space for years to come.”
For more information on the full slate of offerings from UConn Engineering Professional Education, please click here.