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UCO Jumps 23 Spots as Top University in the Nation for Online Degree Programs

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Nov. 9, 2022

Media Contact: Kyla Carter, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2127, kcarter25@uco.edu

UCO Jumps 23 Spots as Top University in the Nation for Online Degree Programs 

The University of Central Oklahoma ranks as a top institution in the nation for providing quality, accredited online degree programs, for the second consecutive year, through UCO’s Connected Campus in the 2023 “America’s Top Online Colleges” list from Newsweek. 

Central moved up 23 spots from the prior year to claim No. 122 and is one of only two institutions in Oklahoma on the list. UCO is the only four-year Oklahoma-based university to be ranked.

The rankings are based on a survey among U.S. residents who have used online learning services to obtain an academic degree or acquire knowledge and skills for professional or personal development. The criteria are organized into several categories including support and service, cost of program, accessibility, perceived organizational reputation, excepted success and practical relevance of contents. 

“Receiving this ranking for the second-year highlights Central’s commitment to providing its students with accessible, quality online degree programs and an excellent experience,” said Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, UCO president.

“We continue to add new degree programs through UCO Connected Campus, which are relevant to the needs of today’s job market.”

Online degree offerings provided through UCO’s Connected Campus include the Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource management, management, marketing or finance, the professional Master of Business Administration and the Master of Education in library media education, the Master of Public Administration in either urban management or public and nonprofit management, Master of Arts in strategic communications, Master of Music in music education, Master of Science in nursing, as well as the RN to B.S. in nursing track.

UCO also offers adult degree completion programs designed for adults who have earned prior college credits and want to complete their degree. Students can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business, a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership or general studies or a Bachelor of Arts in applied liberal arts.

To view a complete list of Newsweek’s rankings, visit www.newsweek.com/rankings/americas-top-online-colleges-2023.

For more information about Central’s Connected Campus, visit online.uco.edu.

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Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma ranks as a top institution in the nation for providing quality, accredited online degree programs, for the second consecutive year, through UCO’s Connected Campus in the 2023 “America’s Top Online College” list from Newsweek. Central moved up 23 spots from the prior year to claim No. 122 and is one of only two institutions in Oklahoma on the list.