U.S. News & World Report Ranks Saint Francis University Among Best Online Programs

University Communications & Marketing | 02/07/2024

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Loretto, PA – February 7, 2024 – Saint Francis University has been ranked No. 138 among the 2024 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking marks a 107-slot improvement over the University’s 2023 ranking of 245. A total of 348 Universities were evaluated as part of the ranking process. SFU ranks #5 in Pennsylvania.

The University’s online business programs offered through the Division of Professional Studies garnered a No. ranking of 75, up four slots from 2023. These programs include accounting, computer systems management, management, and organizational leadership.

U.S. News assessed schools based on four categories.

Engagement (35%): Quality online bachelor's degree programs promote participation in courses, giving students opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and classmates, as is possible in a campus-based setting.

Services and Technologies (25%): Programs that incorporate diverse online learning technologies allow greater flexibility for students to take classes from a distance. Outside of classes, strong support structures provide learning assistance, career guidance and financial aid resources commensurate with quality campus-based programs.

Faculty Credentials and Training (20%): Strong online programs employ instructors with academic credentials that mirror those of instructors for campus-based programs, and they have the resources to train these instructors to teach distance learners.

Peer Assessment (20%): A survey of high-ranking academic officials helps account for intangible factors affecting program quality that are not captured by statistics. Also, employers may hold in high regard degrees earned from programs that academics respect.

Prospective students can see how Saint Francis University compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com.

About Online Programs at Saint Francis University

The Division of Professional Studies at Saint Francis University offers flexible, online degree and certificate programs in business, technology, education, healthcare, social services, and other key fields. 


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