U.S. News Ranks GW High in List of Best Online Programs

GW’s online bachelor’s program ranked 19th out of 337.

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January 28, 2021

A new list released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report ranked the George Washington University as the 19th best online bachelor’s program out of 337 and the 11th best online bachelor’s program for veterans. The online bachelor’s program featured was the B.S. in health sciences from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Online programs from the School of Nursing, School of Business, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Graduate School of Education and Human Development also ranked high in their subject areas, and GW continued to rank high in programs for veterans.

The rankings come as GW and other institutions approach a year of unprecedented increase in virtual learning.

“GW's ranked online programs demonstrate our investment in virtual education and the dedication of the university’s faculty and staff in supporting and enhancing these programs,” GW Provost M. Brian Blake said. “We have gained valuable insight over the past several years of online education, particularly during the pandemic, and now are poised to embrace all the possibilities of academic innovation on the other side of COVID-19. Congratulations to these excellent programs for being models of best practices and bold ideas in online education.”

GW also ranked among the top 25 programs in the following subject areas:

  • 7th best online master's in nursing (tie)
  • 2nd best online master's in nursing for veterans
  • 3rd best online master's in nursing administration program
  • 7th best online family nurse practitioner master's program
  • 14th best online master's in engineering
  • 13th best online master's in engineering for veterans
  • 17th best online master's in engineering management (tie)
  • 20th best online MBA (tie)
  • 13th best online MBA for veterans (tie)
  • 11th best online business analytics MBA (tie)
  • 10th best online finance MBA (tie)
  • 11th best online general management MBA (tie)
  • 24th best online master's in business (excluding MBA) (tie)
  • 13th best online master's in business for veterans (excluding MBA)
  • 21st best online master's in education program for veterans (tie)
  • 9th best online master's in educational administration (tie)
  • 13th best online master's in instructional media (tie)
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