Granite State College Earns Best Online Programs Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Granite State College, Best Online Programs for Bachelor's 2020

January 15, 2020

For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Granite State College on its annual list of best online degree programs. More than 1,600 online degree programs were assessed for the 2020 edition, a record high for U.S. News & World Report.

“Granite State College is proud of its mission and reputation for supporting the needs of working adult students,” said Tara Payne, Vice President of Enrollment at Granite State College. She adds, “Being able to offer high-quality and affordable online programs is critical to achieving this mission and the rankings from U.S. News & World Report serves as an important external indicator to our current and future students.”

Granite State College is #106 nationwide for its online bachelor’s programs and #92 for online graduate business programs (non-MBA). Rankings are based on four categories: engagement, services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinion. For graduate business programs, student excellence are also considered.

Aura Huot of Manchester, New Hampshire, earned her associate and bachelor’s degree online at Granite State College, and is currently pursuing a master’s in Leadership. Huot balances her academic ambition with a full-time role in Human Resources at Stonyfield Organic in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Aura appreciates the unique student experience that Granite State College offers to its adult students.

“I have the opportunity to take classes with students from different industries—accounting, finance, public service, teaching, marketing, nonprofits—and we all come together and learn from one another,” shared Huot.

Granite State College has been a leader in online education in New Hampshire for nearly 20 years. Since the inception of U.S. News and World Report’s online rankings in 2012, Granite State College has consistently held a competitive top position. More than 3,000 students enroll at Granite State annually and nearly every student engages in online courses to complete a degree program.

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