/ Modified jan 10, 2017 4:45 p.m.

UA Ranks 81 in List of Best Online Bachelor's Programs

The university launched its online program last academic year.

Front Old Main, angle SPOT University of Arizona's Old Main.
Maria Inés Taracena, AZPM

LISTEN

The U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Arizona’s online bachelor’s degree program No. 81 on a list of 312 online bachelor's programs, in an 11-way tie.

UA launched its online bachelor's degree last academic year.

In a press release, the school wrote that its rapid ascent in the ranking is a result of its decision to build the program internally. Unlike many other universities around the country that outsourced the technology, the UA created its online platform in-house.

The school offers 30 undergraduate degrees through UA Online, and more than 40 graduate degrees and certificates.

Around 3,000 students are enrolled in online programs and, according to the press release, the school is on pace to exceed its goal of 12,000 online students by 2025.

Arizona State University placed fourth in the ranking.

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona