Three Duquesne University programs climbed in U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Program rankings. Speaking to a growing interest in online programs, the 2019 rankings evaluated 1,545 programs.

The School of Nursing, a longtime pioneer in online graduate nursing education, moved up 10 spots to No. 35. The School of Education was ranked No. 100 compared to No. 173 last year, marking the most significant jump of Duquesne schools. The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business advanced 12 spots to No. 82.

"Online programs can offer a flexible learning environment for students who have to balance classes with working a full-time job, caring for their family or other responsibilities," said Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News and World Report. "The Best Online Programs rankings allow students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals."

Using data gathered from each institution, U.S. News and World Report is the only publication that evaluates online degrees at the program level rather than the school level. The methodologies are based on factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and student services and technology. Only degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online at regionally accredited institutions that are offered primarily online were considered.


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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The Universitys academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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January 15, 2019