Winfield, Kan., Jan. 9, 2014 — “U.S. News and World Report’s” 2014 rankings of the best online programs have been announced and Southwestern College Professional Studies (SCPS) is listed in three of the six categories.
Nearly 1,000 distance education programs completed the survey. SCPS earned a #84 ranking for best online graduate education program; #112 ranking for best online bachelor’s program; and a #164 ranking for best online graduate business program.
“Southwestern College Professional Studies is honored to continue to receive recognition for our online programs from U.S. News,” says Pamela Monaco, vice president and chief academic officer at SCPS. “Online college students want high quality programs that not only intellectually engage them but also provide the means for meaningful engagement with other learners and faculty. We listen to our learners and the marketplace in our dedication to providing students with the education that will give them career opportunities. Professional Studies practices what it preaches: keep improving.”
Southwestern College has been offering online bachelor’s degree programs since 2001. All of the classes are delivered via the internet so students can access course material at their own convenience.
Southwestern College Professional Studies offers online programs designed for adults and their unique needs. Online learning provides the flexibility to complete educational goals while meeting work and family obligations.
“Education programs at Southwestern College engage learners at all levels of learning,” says Cameron Carlson, dean of education at Southwestern College. “Our program desires to educate all learners to serve PK-12 schools. Into all programming, we integrate five components: content and pedagogy, instruction and assessment, collaboration, leadership, and reflection and growth. We are pleased to be recognized for providing a quality program. We continually strive to engage all learners using best practices of online and face-to-face learning. Our highly qualified staff expects the most of all learners so that they can become leaders in the field of education.”
To view the complete rankings, go to www.usnews.com/education.
Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.