FAU Online Programs Move Up in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings

By Lisa Metcalf | 02/07/2024

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US News Rankings 2024

Florida Atlantic University’s online MBA program is ranked No. 94 in the nation for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 95 in 2023. In addition, FAU’s online master’s in business programs (non-MBA)* are ranked No. 43 in the nation this year, up from No. 52 in last year’s rankings. The online master’s in business programs for veterans (non-MBA) rose to No. 20 from No. 22 for 2024.

“We are proud to see Florida Atlantic’s online programs continue to rise in the national rankings,” said FAU President Stacy Volnick. “These offerings maintain high standards of excellence while increasing access to a transformative education for our students.”

Other rankings this year include FAU’s online/hybrid master’s in nursing-nurse practitioner (family) ranking at No. 4, the online educational administration and supervision specialty program coming in at No. 15, and the online master’s in education program at No. 52.

FAU has offered online bachelor’s degree programs since 2011. Fully online undergraduate programs are offered in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

Now in its 14th year, the U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Programs” list is a resource for students and working adults who are increasingly seeking online education programs for degree completion and career advancement. Prospective students can use the searchable directory to explore factors such as tuition, program offerings and online services offered to enrolled students.

The 2024 Best Online Programs methodologies are based on several factors, including engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion and services and technologies provided. Only degree-granting programs that are offered predominantly online by regionally accredited institutions were considered.


*FAU's online programs include: Executive Master of Accounting (Forensic Accounting | Internal Auditing | Digital Accounting Forensics and Data Analytics | Professional Accounting); Executive Master of Taxation; Master's in Business Analytics; Master's in IT Management; Master's in Supply Chain Management; Executive Master of Health Administration.