Recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report for 10 consecutive years!

Berkeley College has again received several important distinctions from media authority U.S. News & World Report:

Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs–for the 10th consecutive year!
Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs for Veterans–for the 10th consecutive year!
Best Online Bachelor Degree Programs–Business
Best Online MBA Programs

Standing out among the elite

Berkeley College is one of four colleges in New Jersey and 25 colleges in New York ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and one of six schools in New Jersey and New York ranked for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans. In the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs – Business category, 13 colleges in New Jersey and New York were ranked.

Additional recent accolades for Berkeley College include a second consecutive inclusion on the list of America’s Best Online Learning Schools of 2022 by Newsweek and Statista, a global business data platform, as well as recognition as one of the few college or university programs worldwide to be certified for excellence by the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA).

Excellence and consistency

“A decade of recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a testament to Berkeley College’s tradition of excellence in online education and commitment to supporting students through a flexible approach that meets their needs,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, President of Berkeley College. “The College is also proud to receive recognition for its MBA program, which was established in 2015 to prepare students for leadership roles in high-demand fields.”

Michael Lincoln, Director of Admissions for the MBA program, added, “Students benefit from the Berkeley College MBA program—both online and on campus—because it provides hands-on learning from professionals in the field. They have exceptional academic and corporate backgrounds. Each have built their corporate credentials in diverse industries and have undertaken numerous management roles and responsibilities throughout their careers. As a team, they have a broad range of business experiences and analytical perspectives on contemporary issues that prove to be invaluable to our students. Also, we have small classes where students can interact with their professors and fellow classmates. We’re very pleased with the recognition, but our real satisfaction comes in helping our students advance their careers.”

An early leader in online education

A pioneer in online education for 24 years, Berkeley College has remained committed to providing the same excellent education and support to online students as those in on-campus programs. In fact, Berkeley earned the OLC (Online Learning Consortium™) Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement for Online Student Support, recognizing the outstanding quality of the College’s online learning programs. The OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.

This past year, Berkeley College joined influential leaders in New York City’s public and higher education systems to share insights into critical issues including equity, innovation, and post-pandemic classrooms, during the City & State New York Education Summit. Joseph Scuralli, DPS, Dean, Online Education and the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®, discussed reimagining the needs of students after COVID-19, during a panel titled “Plans for Higher Education in the New Normal.” Pointing out that the future of education may include students taking more online courses and placing a greater emphasis on career paths, he added that online education “…can really help those who have to balance work and families – who can’t come to campus because of other responsibilities.” 

Students agree

In an evolving educational landscape, online education offers opportunities to many who would not have been able to pursue traditional, on-campus degree programs. Nilsa Sanchez, a military spouse who completed a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies in 2022, said distance learning offered her the flexibility she needed to complete her degree while meeting family obligations.

“I am homeschooling my two children and studying online at Berkeley College worked for me because I could find time in between my other responsibilities,” said Nilsa Sanchez. “The support was excellent. Everything was easy to follow and when I had questions, I reached out to my professors, advisor, and the Help Desk, who were always there to help. They help you turn your weaknesses into strengths.”

Balancing a graduate-level education with demanding careers

Danielle Rose Russell, a popular actress who has appeared in numerous films including “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “Aloha,” “Wonder,” “The Last Tycoon,” “Measure of a Man,” “Pandemic,” “The Originals,” and “Legacies,” spoke of her MBA experience at Berkeley College, “A huge reason why I chose Berkeley for my MBA is how accessible everything is online. I have been able to work what I consider to be two full-time jobs without ever sacrificing my education.”

When Navy Petty Officer Teneshia Clarke wanted to pursue an MBA in Management, she noted, “My military service has taken me to California, Washington, and most recently, to Italy. So, a college with a strong Online MBA program that was also military friendly was a must for me.”

Aleks Pusoski, a 2022 MBA graduate, completed his degree online while working full-time for Marriott Hotels and fulfilling responsibilities as a Mortuary Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Army Reserve. “My schedule requires a lot of planning, time management and dedication,” said Pusoski, who is a Room Operations Manager at the St. Regis Hotel – a Forbes five-star luxury hotel overlooking Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. “My job is in New York City, I live in North Jersey and my Army Reserve Unit is in Staten Island. Online classes made it easier since I’m all around.”

Meeting the needs of a changing world

Adapting to meet constantly changing educational and professional demands has been an important strength of Berkeley College, which was founded in 1931. Offering the flexibility of studying on site, online, or through a blend of both has helped thousands of students balance a world-class education with their personal and professional commitments. The philosophy aligns with “The Student Always Comes First” philosophy of longtime Berkeley Chairman Larry L. Luing.

One college. Multiple degrees. Unlimited opportunity.

Students at Berkeley College also have the opportunity to achieve multiple milestones throughout their educational journeys. In fact, at Berkeley, students can begin in a Certificate or Continuing Education program, continue into an Associate’s degree program, transfer credits toward a Bachelor’s degree program, and ultimately earn a Master’s degree—all at the very same college.

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