U.S. News & World Report ranks GSC as the top New Hampshire institution for online higher education

In its annual compilation of “Best Online Degree Programs,” U.S. News & World Report has awarded Granite State College (GSC) two top rankings for 2014.

In both categories, GSC is the #1 ranked institution in New Hampshire. Nationwide, GSC ranks #48 for online bachelor’s programs and #73 for online graduate business degrees. This is GSC’s second appearance in the bachelor’s degree category and its first for master’s degrees.

“Each day, we see and experience how the average college student is challenged by expensive tuition rates – a predicament that’s always a top concern for working adults. This drives our students to look at affordable online institutions, like Granite State College, and being recognized among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report is a special honor,” said Kathi Mullin, Chief Administrative Officer of Granite State College.

U.S. News evaluates several factors to determine this listing including student engagement, faculty credentials, peer reputation, and student support services and technology.

Granite State College is the largest public provider of online courses in New Hampshire. The programs have consistently grown and today, every bachelor’s program is available online and nearly all students enroll in multiple online classes while earning their degree.

As one of four public institutions within the University System of New Hampshire, GSC services a statewide student population with affordable tuition, 100% online degree programs, four full-service campuses, five additional academic sites throughout the state, and two colocations on NH Community College campuses.