U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Berkeley College for Excellence in Online Education for 11th Consecutive Year

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
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For the 11th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College among the Best Colleges in the nation for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. The ranking also recognizes Berkeley College among the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans and in the category Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs – Business. The Berkeley College Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management program is included on the list of Best Online MBA Programs.

“At Berkeley College, our faculty and staff are committed to delivering a superior online education to a diverse community of students, both locally and across the globe,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, President of Berkeley College. “We are honored to once again be recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, and we are particularly proud to have increased our rankings in the Business and Veteran categories. This growth is a testament to Berkeley College’s dedication to student support, through a flexible approach that puts students on a path to success.”

U.S. News & World Report evaluated schools based on a variety of factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

Berkeley College is one of four colleges in New Jersey and 26 colleges in New York ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs. The College is one of six schools in New Jersey and New York ranked for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans, where it increased its nationwide ranking to No. 88. Ten colleges in New Jersey and New York are ranked in the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs – Business category, where Berkeley College increased its nationwide ranking to No. 50.

Berkeley College is one of nine colleges in New Jersey and 20 colleges in New York included on the list of Best Online MBA programs.

“Choosing the right online degree program can unlock a world of opportunities,” said LaMont Jones, Managing Editor for Education, U.S. News & World Report. “The rankings and related resources U.S. News offers will help equip students with data to make choices that align with their unique needs, paving the way for educational and professional fulfillment.”

To view the full rankings and methodology, click here.

Online Resources at Berkeley College

Berkeley College students pursuing a degree online have access to the same support services as students who attend on campus, including Academic Advisement, the Library, the Center for Academic Success, Career Services, and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Online campus life experiences include online clubs, virtual volunteerism, wellness and personal development programs, and workshops focusing on student success. As of the fall 2023 semester, 45% of undergraduates were pursuing their degrees entirely online, and 85% are enrolled in at least one online course. Click here for more Berkeley College Online® Fast Facts.

Click here to learn more about excellence in online education at Berkeley College.

Stories of Student Success

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Berkeley College alumna Jessica Blodgett

Berkeley College alumna Jessica Blodgett took advantage of Berkeley College’s 25-year tradition of excellence in online education while she pursued a Bachelor of Science in International Business. When Blodgett had an opportunity to launch a business in Colombia, where she holds dual citizenship, she elected not to put her education on hold, but rather to continue as an online student.

“Taking a semester online allowed me to work abroad – before virtual learning was a more common thing,” said Blodgett, a 2015 graduate who now works as Director of People, Culture, and Community for CMMB, an international nongovernmental organization that provides medical and development aid to developing communities. “I was able to learn about international business in Colombia and the nuances of business in another country. I have kept the entrepreneurial spirit with me even as I work for other organizations – staying curious, looking for new opportunities within my industry, and taking risks in my career have led me to where I am now.”

Berkeley College student Victoria Sturman

Berkeley Sturman

Victoria Sturman of Brooklyn, NY, is pursuing her degree in Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding, as an online student.

Sturman said the flexibility of online courses has contributed to her success, and she was recently was awarded a scholarship from the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for her academic achievements.

“Online learning has been a blessing for me,” said Sturman, who works multiple jobs and is completing an internship with a pediatrician’s office in Brooklyn. “The most important part of it, which helps me succeed, is the flexibility. Online learning also provides another extremely important benefit – time with my loved ones.”

About Berkeley College 

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers Continuing Education programs to enhance career credentials. 

Berkeley College has campuses in New York City and in Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 3,500 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for 11 consecutive years. Berkeley College is also ranked among the Best Regional Colleges/Universities in the North in the 2023-2024 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges survey. The website address is https://BerkeleyCollege.edu.