Friends University has been ranked as offering one of the best online education programs by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking was published today on the organization’s website.
Friends University was ranked 92nd and is the highest ranked online education program among all private universities in the state of Kansas.
“Friends University’s repeated recognitions for our master’s degree programs demonstrate the quality of a Friends education,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University. “Our faculty is truly committed to our students, teaching and scholarship, and they possess a vast number of years of public school teaching experience.”
The Master of Education degree began at Friends University in 1987 as an on-campus program and a completely online option was added in 2010. There are two tracks to choose from – Teaching & Learning and Special Education High Incidence (P-12) – and both tracks focus on practical application of effective classroom learning-teaching skills, student advocacy, meeting the learning and assessment needs of all students, and education leadership in an increasingly complex global society.
U.S. News ranked schools based on five general categories including: Student engagement (35 percent); Student services and technology (20 percent); Admissions selectivity (15 percent); Faculty credentials and training (15 percent); and Peer reputation (15 percent). A program’s score for each ranking indicator is calculated using data that the program reported to U.S. News in a statistical survey. The value for each ranking indicator is standardized about its mean to account for statistical variance. You can read how U.S. News computed its ranking of online programs offering master’s degrees in education here.
Friends University, a Christian university of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.