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U.S. News & World Report Ranks ECPI University Online Programs Among Top 10 Percent

  (January 10, 2018)
U.S. News & World Report Ranks ECPI University Online Programs Among Top 10 Percent

U.S. News & World Report has just released its much-anticipated annual rankings of America's colleges and universities, with ECPI University being ranked among the nation's best for online learning. Data analysts for the publication ranked schools based on performance within four categories:

  •     Student Engagement – Quality programs promote participation among online students and create ways for them to interact with faculty and fellow classmates, keeping them engaged and on track for graduation.
  •     Student Services and Technology – Faculty employ advanced teaching technologies and simulation software to replicate the in-seat experience online. School provides students with highly-acccessible financial, academic, and career service advisors.

  •     Faculty Credentials and Training – Faculty members are both highly credentialed and trained to accommodate the needs of distance learners.
  •     Peer Reputation – Feedback from high-ranking academic officials and employers provide insights not always captured by empirical data.

After evaluating the results, U.S. News & World Report survey editors ranked ECPI University 94th among the roughly 1,000 online programs offered throughout the nation. “Our staff has been working diligently to provide the best educational experience for our students," says ECPI University Vice President of eLearning and Online Education Aaron Wettstein. “We like to say that ECPI University Online bridges the ‘distance' in distance education. Our faculty and curriculum provide an engaging learning environment where our students are prepared for real-world, in-demand careers using the latest innovative technologies."

ECPI University currently offers more than 20 online programs in such areas as technology, health science, nursing, business, and criminal justice. For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt(at)ecpi(dot)edu.

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Mobile Development, Cloud Computing, Web Design and Development, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit

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