MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology’s online education bachelor’s degree programs have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs 2012 Honor Roll. Only four programs were named to the national list, including those at University of Florida, Westfield State University (Mass.) and Pace University (N.Y.).
“We are, of course, very proud of this achievement and of the fact that we carefully select our online faculty members to respond to the needs of all professionals in industry, business and government. It’s nice to know that these rankings agree with our online students,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese.
Among other highlights, Florida Tech was one of just 14 universities and colleges named to the online graduate business programs honor roll. In graduate programs in engineering, U.S. News ranked the university #7 of 59 institutions for Teaching Practices and #16 of 56 institutions for Student Services.
Programs at the bachelor’s level that made the honor roll are those that place in the top third of all three bachelor’s category rankings. At the master’s level, programs must place in the top third of at least three out of four of their category rankings.
“I’m very pleased but not surprised that our online programs have received this recognition,” said Mary Bonhomme, associate vice president and dean, Florida Tech Online Programs. “We’ve been committed to the needs of working professionals since our founding more than 50 years ago and have offered 100 percent online degree programs since 2000.”
More information on the rankings may be found here: www.usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors-honor-roll-rankings.