U.S. News & World Report has ranked the CUNY School of Professional Studies 16th in the nation for the quality of its online bachelor’s degree programs, putting it in the top 5 percent of all ranked institutions for 2018, and making it the highest nationally ranked program in the state.

The magazine assessed more than 350 institutions in four criteria: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; peer reputation; and student services and technology.

“This important recognition emphasizes the success of our exceptional online programs, which give adult learners and working students the opportunity to earn valuable degrees, and supports our initiative to greatly expand online programs under our new strategic framework,” said Chancellor James B. Milliken. “The benefits of an excellent education are indispensable in the knowledge economy, and our online degree strategy will help us fulfill our special mission by giving even more students the tools to achieve their dreams.”

John Mogulescu, dean of the school and senior University dean for academic affairs, said, “Ranking in the top 5 percent of the country affirms the high quality of our online programs and the dedication of our faculty and staff. This is the fourth year we’ve been included in this list, and achieving the 95th percentile nationally and the highest ranking among the institutions located in New York State is enormously gratifying.”

Home to the first fully online degree programs at the City University of New York, the CUNY School of Professional Studies provides online and on campus programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

The complete information for the CUNY School of Professional Studies ranking can be viewed here.

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, CUNY counts 13 Nobel Prize and 23 MacArthur (“Genius”) grant winners among its alumni. CUNY students, alumni and faculty have garnered scores of other prestigious honors over the years in recognition of historic contributions to the advancement of the sciences, business, the arts and myriad other fields. The University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY School of Law, CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 272,000 degree-seeking students. CUNY offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies.