U.S. News & World Report has ranked Union Institute & University among the nation’s best. The highly regarded report released, January 14, 2020, ranks Union at No. 85 in Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans and No. 152 in Best Online Bachelor’s Program.
The annual ranking is designed to assist adults searching for a university to advance their education and career goals. Approximately 1,500 programs are included in the rankings and information was gathered from each institution related to student engagement, faculty credentials, student services, and technology.
The ranking by U.S. News & World Report underscores President Karen Schuster Webb’s commitment to distinguish Union as a world-class university.
“We are honored by this ranking. It is noteworthy to be measured against our peers as we continue to transform lives and communities. Our faculty and staff strive every day to provide rigorous, relevant, and results-oriented programs, no matter where our students live and work, or at whatever stage of life they find themselves.” said Dr. Webb.
Dr. Peter Caccavari, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, said, “This is the third consecutive year that Union Institute & University has been ranked in the top 160 institutions nationwide serving online students. UI&U has made a significant investment in enhancing the student online experience by moving this January to a new learning management system—Desire2Learn’s Brightspace platform. Online education provides access to students who would otherwise not be able to get a college education due to time or geographic constraints. UI&U has been working to build our reach beyond the United States into other countries by building on our online presence.”
Founded in 1964, Union has perfected the adult delivery model: Specialized distance-learning programs that combine online and classroom coursework with high-touch faculty attention, designed for students regardless of where they live and work. UI&U academic services include small classes, dedicated faculty who are practitioners in their fields, one-on-one program advising, writing and math tutoring services, access to its renowned 100 percent online library, and career services. Students can choose to complete their studies online, in the classroom or through a blend of the two, depending on the program and location.
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