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,


As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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