USM receives impressive U.S. news rankings

Online programs at the University of Southern Mississippi continue to be rated nationwide, which is the highest in the U.S. Unique for 2021 in News & World Report’s Best Online Program Rankings.

U.S. The online bachelor’s degree in business as part of the introductory category in the news rankings ranked 39th nationally and topped the Mississippi. At the beginning of the fall 2020 semester, 280 students were enrolled in the online undergraduate business program.

“It is rewarding to consider that our program was rated as one of the top 40 projects in the first year of the U.S. News & World Report ranking in online undergraduate business projects,” said Fred Beckton, Dean of the College of Business and Economic Development. “We offer affordable and challenging online business education to our students, which is one of the best in the country.”

The U.S. has added a bachelorette-level ranking in business and psychology this year. News mentioned, because they are two of the most popular bachelor’s degrees offered to distance learners.

Other notable USM rankings include:

Online bachelor’s degrees rank 75th nationwide, number one among Mississippi companies.

Miss Mississippi is the first online bachelor’s degree program for players ranked 50th nationwide.

Administration The online master’s degree in business administration is ranked 94th nationwide.

The new ranking marks a significant leap for USM undergraduates, rising from 93rd last year to 75th in 2021.

Executive Assistant Provost Amy Chastin points out that these compliments are the result of faculty involvement and comprehensive efforts to design robust projects.

“Our teachers work hard to create exceptional educational opportunities for our distance learners,” Chastin said. “New Miss Online students across the country and around the world are being offered the opportunity to earn an affordable, prestigious degree through Southern Miss, and we are proud to meet the growing need for quality online degrees.”

In establishing the 2021 rankings, the U.S. News selected how these programs are offered and the factors that determine their effectiveness in awarding affordable degrees at a reasonable time. More than 350 colleges and universities are included in the 2021 rankings. A total of 1,641 projects were evaluated, which was the highest of all time.

The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic has forced colleges and universities across the country to strategically adapt their academic learning patterns. Online courses are no longer an option for many students; They have become a necessity. Many undergraduate and graduate programs are switching to a full or partial online format for fall semester classes to prevent the spread of the corona virus among students, faculty and staff.

At the start of the fall 2020 semester, USM enrolled 2,887 students in online programs. Tom Hutchinson, Dean of Online Learning and Admission, emphasizes that the latest American news rankings confirm the University’s commitment to providing online programs that meet students’ expectations.

“I am proud of the success of our online efforts to meet the needs of our students,” Hutchinson said. “This recognition by U.S. News is a testament to the high quality of our projects, the hard work of our faculty and staff and the consistent quality of the programs we offer.”

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