Georgia colleges among nation’s best online programs

Gretchen Thomas, an instructor in the UGA College of Education’s department of career and information studies, leads a session for faculty on digital innovations in classroom teaching. Thomas is part of a program in the college that teaches the latest in learning technology to faculty and helps them develop new online teaching strategies. (Photo credit: Kristen Morales/UGA)

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Gretchen Thomas, an instructor in the UGA College of Education’s department of career and information studies, leads a session for faculty on digital innovations in classroom teaching. Thomas is part of a program in the college that teaches the latest in learning technology to faculty and helps them develop new online teaching strategies. (Photo credit: Kristen Morales/UGA)

The University of Georgia has some of the best online programs in the nation, according to a new survey.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UGA as having the sixth-best graduate online education program. UGA was tied with the State University of New York’s Albany campus.

Additionally, UGA’s business school was tied for 16th nationally for non Master’s of Business Administration online programs.

The rankings were based on factors such as student engagement with faculty, admissions selectivity and faculty credentials.

UGA has expanded its online courses in recent years through schools such as the College of Education.