SWOSU Ranked High in U.S. News & World Report Online Bachelor’s Programs
Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford is the highest-ranked Oklahoma regional university in the 2019 edition of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report.
SWOSU is ranked #102 in the nation among the 367 universities that offer online degree bachelor’s programs that were assessed by U.S. News & World Report.
Only seven universities in Oklahoma made the rankings. To be considered, the bachelor’s programs have to be totally online. SWOSU offers two totally online programs—health information management and nursing.
“For working adults with some college credit, completing a four-year degree online may be the most practical way to obtain the knowledge and credentials needed to boost their careers,” SWOSU Provost Dr. James South said. “We also offer these programs in the classroom for students who prefer the face-to-face instruction.”
U.S. News & World Report chose factors that weigh how the online programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time. U.S. News assessed schools based on four general categories: student engagement, student services and technologies, faculty credentials and training, and expert opinions.
It is the second straight year that SWOSU has been highest-ranked Oklahoma regional university in the rankings.