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WKU online program ranked in Top 10 in nation

News from Western Kentucky University

In its first-ever such ranking , U.S. News & World Report has named Western Kentucky University among the Top 10 schools nationwide in the category of Student Services and Technology for online bachelor degrees.

WKU was also named among the top 15 online graduate degree programs in the category of Student Services and Technology - Education, the top 25 online graduate degree programs in the area of Faculty Credentials and Training - Education and in the top 12 public universities - South Region.

U.S. News defines online programs as those with 80 percent or more required coursework available online. The ranking was released on Jan. 10 and included online bachelor's degree programs combining data from all undergraduate level disciplines. U.S. News also ranked five disciplines at the master's degree level: business, computer information technology, education, engineering and nursing. Within each graduate degree program there are four indicator rankings: Student Engagement and Accreditation, Student Services & Technology, Faculty Credentials & Training and Admissions Selectivity. Within the undergraduate ranking, there are three indicator rankings: Student Engagement & Assessment, Student Services & Technology and Faculty Credentials & Training.

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