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Where DC-area colleges rank on 'Best Online Programs' list

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Where DC-area colleges rank on ‘Best Online Programs’ list

Abigail Constantino

January 14, 2020, 2:37 AM

Several colleges and universities in D.C., Maryland and Virginia were ranked among the nation’s best in online education on an annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report. ... For those seeking higher learning in the fields of nursing, business, computer information, engineering and education, here are several online graduate programs at D.C.-area schools to consider.

Johns Hopkins University in Maryland came in at No. 2 for the best online graduate program in information technology. Coming in at No. 4 is Virginia Tech at the Falls Church campus; and further down the list are George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia (No. 24), and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (No. 28).

In engineering, online graduate programs at Virginia Tech (No. 10), Johns Hopkins University (No. 13) and The George Washington University (No. 15) made the top 20 rank. The University of Virginia came in at No. 32. ... The 2020 ranking included specialties in mechanical, electrical, industrial, management and civil engineering.

Two universities in Virginia are in the Top 10 best online graduate programs in education — University of Virginia (No. 3) and Virginia Commonwealth University (No. 8).

For the complete list of rankings, go to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs.

Check out U.S. News & World Report’s list of accredited online colleges.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story contained an erroneous reference to the University of Maryland Global Campus’ former name. The story has been corrected.

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