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Michigan Tech Online Graduate Programs Rise in US News Rankings

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By Jennifer Donovan

 

Last Modified 9:33 AM, July 30, 2014

Online graduate programs enable employed students to earn advanced degrees or certificates where they live and work.

January 8, 2014—

Michigan Technological University’s online graduate programs in business and engineering rank in the top 40 of such programs nationwide. 2014's best online rankings, released today by US News and World Report, rated Michigan Tech’s online graduate engineering program 35th of 74 programs and Tech’s online MBA program placed 36th of 239 programs.

“This is very good news for Michigan Tech,” said Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of Michigan Tech’s Graduate School.  “Given our remote location, our efforts to provide graduate education online allows us to reach a larger number of students than we could otherwise.

“We at Michigan Tech know that we have high-quality offerings, and it is great to see that we are beginning to receive the recognition we deserve,” Huntoon went on to say. “Of course, the faculty members involved in teaching the courses and advising the students are the ones who deserve the most credit for these achievements.”

Wayne Pennington, interim dean of the College of Engineering,  was pleased with Tech’s online graduate engineering programs ranking.  “We are proud that our online graduate electrical and mechanical engineering degree programs are directed toward real-world applications where skills and expertise are greatly needed, and where employment opportunities are strong,” he said. “In addition to our MS and PhD degree programs, our graduate certificates in advanced electric power engineering and hybrid vehicle engineering help to meet the needs of today's highly skilled workplace.”

Eugene Klippel, dean of the School of Business and Economics, said: “Michigan Tech’s School of Business and Economics is pleased that the US News & World Report rankings confirm the success of our efforts to provide an outstanding MBA online program.  Contributing greatly to the success of our Tech MBA Online Program is a knowledgeable and experienced faculty.  This Program offers a unique curriculum designed to strengthen the business skills of professionals working in an environment characterized by rapid-paced innovation and technological change.  We are extremely pleased by the demonstrated success of graduates from this Program.”

US News evaluated online programs on the basis of student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. 

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.