Rating groups continue to recognize FHSU's online programs

Online rating groups recognize Fort Hays State University on a regular basis for the university's outstanding programs and affordability. This time, online rating groups have placed FHSU's online master's programs in criminal justice, public health administration, special education and business high on the list.

Nonprofit Colleges Online ranked FHSU's Online Master of Professional Studies in criminal justice No. 1 for the 2015 "Students Before Profits Award Rankings." Award winners are selected for their accreditation, nonprofit and affordability. Find the complete list by selecting "Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice" in the right-hand column at www.nonprofitcollegesonline.com.

A list of the "Top 25 Online Master's in Public Health," compiled by Riddle Tree LLC, has ranked FHSU's Master of Professional Studies in public health administration third nationwide.

"In order to determine this ranking, multiple factors were weighed and considered. A few of those were the cost of the school, the reputation and the graduation rate," said Sara Moore, marketing director for Riddle Tree.

The complete list can be found at www.onlinemastersinpublichealth under "Degree Rankings."

Master of Education Degree Guide takes into consideration tuition rates, U.S. News opinions, retention rates, program members and course selection when ranking schools. FHSU's Online Master of Science in Special Education ranked No. 5 in the "Top 10 Online Masters in Special Education Degree Programs 2015." According to its weighted scoring system, FHSU scored 199 out of 266. Find the list at www.master-of-education.org.

SuperScholar.org released a list of the 50 best online master's and bachelor's in Computer Science and Information Technology. FHSU's bachelor programs in the College of Education and Technology ranked No. 11, and FHSU's online master's programs in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship ranked No. 34. While ranking the schools, SuperScholar.org took into consideration market reputation, awards and recognition, flexibility, accessibility, and affordability. Find both lists at superscholar.org under "Rankings" and "2015 Smart Choice Awards."

TheBestSchools.org ranked FHSU's Virtual College No. 29 in its 2015 to 2016 article "50 Best Online Colleges."

"We selected the best online colleges based on academic excellence, faculty credentials, student support, awards, rankings and reputation, including the school's reputation for effectively providing online degree programs," said Brian Jenkins, senior editor for TheBestSchools.org.

The complete list can be found at www.thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-colleges/.

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