JANUARY 17, 2020

U.S. News & World Report names CityU among Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for eighth year

U.S. News & World Report names CityU among Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for eighth year

January 17, 2020 – SEATTLE – City University of Seattle is honored to be ranked among the best in the nation for the eighth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report, placing at #39 for the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, out of 675 schools nationwide. In addition, CityU was the only private university in Washington State ranked in the top 50 this year.

The list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs is developed to help prospective students see which schools may be right for them. According to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking methodology, the majority of students in this ranking are working professionals in their 20s to 40s looking to advance in or change their careers. This directly aligns with CityU’s primary focus of serving working adults and transfer students.

CityU’s Provost Scott Carnz said, “We are proud that this ranking recognized the flexible design of our programs and the excellence of our faculty, as these are the things that set our programs apart. The ability of our students to balance fulltime work, in most cases, a family life, and the rigors of completing a degree is greatly due to the flexible nature of our online programs. Students stay in and finish their programs because of our scholar-practitioner faculty who bring the experiences of their discipline into the classroom. Their emphasis is on teaching, not mentoring or coaching. They help students find practical applications of concepts and theories. What students learn in the classroom they use in their jobs.”

City University of Seattle has a history of developing innovative education practices to meet the needs of its students and is committed to helping them complete their programs. The university offers online bachelor’s degrees in subjects including management, cybersecurity, applied psychology, and project management. CityU’s consistent top 50 ranking among the best online bachelor’s programs affirms the university’s efforts of providing the best student experience possible.

The university was also ranked #40 in the nation for the Best Online Information Technology Programs.

You can view the complete list of Best Online Programs and the methodologies on the U.S. News & World Report website.

About City University of Seattle:

City University of Seattle is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and mixed-mode programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.


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