U.S. News & World Report ranks Union Institute & University among the nation’s best. The highly regarded report released, January 15, 2019, lists Union No. 84 in online bachelor’s programs and No. 85 in the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) for 2019. The annual ranking is designed to assist adults searching for a university to advance their education and career goals. Approximately 1,545 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 as it demonstrates Union’s promise to serve the world with excellent, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree offerings delivered with high tech, but also with high touch,” said Dr. Webb. “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.”
Mollie Miller, M.B.A., Director of Institutional Research & IRB Coordinator, in Union’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness discusses the ranking. “UI&U ranked 84th out of 348 total institutions and scored 76/100 within the scored methodology of ranking. This will be the second year in a row Union has ranked in the top 100 of institutions nationwide serving online students. Other institutions scoring at the same ranking level as UI&U include: Anderson University (SC), Brandman University (CA), California State University–Dominguez Hills (CA), Cornerstone University (MI), Drexel University (PA), Eastern Kentucky University (KY), Southeast Missouri State University (MO), and Texas Tech University (TX).”
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.