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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Berkeley College Among Nation’s Best for Fifth Consecutive Year



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For the past five years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College among the nation’s best in two categories—Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, as well as Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. Rankings are based on factors such as student engagement, which includes areas such as best practices, graduation rates, assessments, class size and retention rates; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation.

“The quality of a Berkeley College online degree and our two decades of excellence in distance education are recognized by the U.S. News & World Report rankings,” notes Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “U.S. News & World Report is a respected, primary resource for prospective students searching their options for college and degree programs. Students seeking the best online degree programs can enroll with confidence in Berkeley College.”

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Long known for helping servicemembers and their families transition to civilian life, Berkeley College is equally proud of the accolade received from U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

“Berkeley is honored to be recognized for our commitment to veterans,” said Ed Dennis, Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We offer many services and resources to assist our 440+ military and veteran students and provide them with the best educational experience possible.”

With a reputation for outstanding career-focused education that dates back to 1931, Berkeley College is also a leader in distance education. Berkeley was one of the first college or university online programs in the world to be certified for excellence by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Offering online classes since 1998, the majority of Berkeley’s 7,000 students now take at least one online class. Thousands have graduated with online degrees.

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