Three SJU Online Programs Recognized by U.S. News

Online Graduate Business, Graduate Education and Bachelor’s programs are ranked

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (January 15, 2013) – Three Saint Joseph’s University online programs have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 online education rankings. In the rankings, which were released on January. 15, Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business was listed among the top 20 – at #18 – among 148 online graduate business programs.

Other online Saint Joseph’s programs recognized in the U.S. News rankings include graduate education, ranked at No. 38 of 143 programs, and bachelor’s programs, ranked at No. 70 of 160 programs.

University President C. Kevin Gillespie S.J., said that this recognition “confirms Saint Joseph’s reputation for academic distinction. It is gratifying to know that the ambitious initiatives we continue to pursue are recognized and valued by our peers.”

In the rankings, Saint Joseph’s is the only school in the region to place among the top 25 of online graduate business programs.

“With the growing demand for high-quality graduate education provided in a flexible manner, this is a testament to the academic excellence of our online graduate programs, our outstanding and dedicated faculty and the quality of students who choose our online offerings,” said Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70, dean of the Haub School.

"We understand that flexibility and program excellence are of critical importance to our students," he added. "What sets us apart is the graduate experience can be tailored to meet each individual student's particular career goals and needs. In the classroom or online, you're getting the same quality education from a highly ranked, AACSB-accredited University."

This marks the second year U.S. News has rated online programs and the first time that it has numerically ranked graduate online degree programs in specific disciplines.

Noted Jeanne F. Brady, Ph.D., associate dean of education
in SJU’s College of Arts and Sciences, “Through our flexible scholar/practitioner design, the graduate online programs develop educators, and educational leaders, who have the vision, knowledge, and Jesuit values to advance the mission of education in today’s diverse society.”

In computing the rankings, U.S. News collected data on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation (new this year), faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. 

Additional information on this year’s rankings is available online.

Media Contact

Harriet K. Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications, 610-660-1532,


Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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