LSU Online Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs, Named Top Programs for Veterans

MS in construction management ranked in top 10 among publics, Flores MBA ranked among top 20 percent

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LSU Online's engineering and MBA programs were recognized by U.S. News & World Report for being among the best online programs that help veterans reduce the cost for school. 

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BATON ROUGE – The LSU Online MS in construction management is ranked as a top-10 program among public colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs. The program is ranked 12th overall in the newly released rankings. In addition, the LSU Online Flores MBA Program is ranked 51st among public colleges and universities and 66th overall, maintaining a top 20 percent ranking among online MBA programs.

LSU Online is proud to support these top-ranked online learning programs,” said Sasha Thackaberry, vice provost of LSU Digital and Continuing Education. “In addition to the high-quality learning experiences provided by renowned faculty, we have an amazing team of Learner Concierges that provide world-class customer service to our LSU Online students.”

U.S. News & World Report also ranked the best online programs that help veterans reduce the cost for school. LSU Online's MS in construction management ranked 11th in engineering programs for veterans, and LSU Online's MBA ranked 36th in online MBA programs for veterans.

According to U.S. News & World Report, to be eligible for the veterans’ category, schools must be in the top half of the rankings of Best Online Programs; certified for the GI Bill; and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program or be a public institution that offers in-state tuition costs, which can be fully paid through the GI Bill for veterans from out of state. Finally, online bachelor’s programs must have a minimum enrollment of 25 veterans and active service members; the requirement is 10 for master’s programs.

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LSU Online fosters high-quality online learning, with a focus on expansion to meet the diverse needs of students, engagement of students throughout their programs, and encouragement of online learning scholarship and innovative practices.

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“Part of our strategic plan as a college is to reinvent the way we do things to better serve the needs of the people of Louisiana,” said Judy Wornat, dean of the College of Engineering. “To that end, our online program is one way that we are able to reach students who want to pursue a top-tier education at the LSU College of Engineering, regardless of geography. I’m proud to see it received the national recognition it deserves.”

U.S. News & World Report included 1,545 accredited online degree programs in its rankings. Student engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion on the academic quality of programs were some of the factors considered, along with student excellence for schools offering online master's degree programs.

“We are happy to once again be ranked in the top 20 percent of all online MBA programs. This ranking confirms our continued effort to provide a quality online MBA program to all of our students,” said Dana Hart, director of the Flores MBA Program. “Over the years, we’ve encountered a diverse group of online students who are doing great things around the world. This ranking is a testament to the extraordinary efforts from our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.”

The Online Flores MBA program is designed for professionals with at least five years of work experience. Recognized by some of the world’s most influential business thought leaders, this program helps students hone the leadership, management and critical analysis skills to set themselves apart in any industry. The program consists of 14 courses, each being seven weeks long.

The LSU Online MS in construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, or ACCE. It offers a unique blend of leadership, construction and business management courses. It is designed to develop leaders and managers of complex building projects with mastery in the best practices contained within sustainability, building information modeling, project delivery, and decision making. There is no separate degree designation for campus or online.

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