Click and learn: N.J. schools score well in U.S. News’ online rankings

U.S. News & World Report has released its latest rankings of online graduate education programs, and there was plenty of good news for New Jersey colleges.

Six schools based in the Garden State found homes in the rankings, across a variety of categories, including five placements in the Top 20 nationwide.

Stevens Institute of Technology ranked in four different categories, achieving a high for the state with its tie for No. 8 in online information technology graduate programs. Stevens also ranked No. 14 in online business — non-MBA — graduate programs and tied for No. 22 in online engineering programs and tied for No. 45 among online MBA programs.

All four rankings represented statewide highs.

“It is an honor to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the excellence of StevensOnline and our dedication to providing students the best possible educational experience,” Christophe Pierre, Stevens’ provost and chief academic officer, said in a prepared statement. “StevensOnline builds on our many years as a leader in online education to deliver high-quality, yet accessible graduate programs to students across the country and around the world who are looking for options beyond traditional classroom learning.”

The College of Saint Elizabeth shared the state’s second-highest ranking, tying for No. 14 in online criminal justice graduate programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Newark tied for No. 17 on the online business programs list. Montclair State University also racked up a Top 20 finish, tying for No. 19 among online education graduate programs.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, meanwhile, was the only other state school to rank in more than one category. It finished tied for No. 35 in online IT programs and tied for No. 54 in online engineering programs.

Rutgers-Camden tied for No. 51 in online MBA programs, rounding out the New Jersey contingent.

For the complete rankings, click here.