U.S. News & World Report Recognizes SJU’s Online Programs

Four online graduate programs rank among the top three in Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (January 9, 2018) — Saint Joseph’s University’s online bachelor’s degree and graduate programs have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 online education rankings. Four of the University’s online graduate programs were ranked in the report’s top 100 programs nationwide and among the top three in Philadelphia in their categories, including the Haub School of Business's online MBA. Graduate programs in criminal justice and education were ranked No. 1 in the Philadelphia area and in the top 100 programs nationally. Ranked No. 2 in Philadelphia, online graduate business was named among the top 40 programs in the nation.

The University’s online bachelor's degree programs ranked nationally at No. 131 and in Philadelphia as No. 3.

“Our consistent inclusion in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings is proof of our commitment to providing a quality educational experience for our students,” says Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The exceptional faculty of Saint Joseph’s University ensure that our online undergraduate and graduate programs provide an engaging and academically rigorous virtual classroom experience.”

U.S. News rankings are determined by a collection of data on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

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

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University Communications, ucomm@sju.edu, 610-660-1222


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 68,000 strong — provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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