U.S. NEWS AGAIN NAMES ONLINE GRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAM THE LARGEST IN THE NATION
U.S. News and World Report has ranked Old Dominion University's online graduate engineering program as being the largest in the nation for the second consecutive year, based on student enrollment numbers.
In this week's issue, the news magazine surveyed 1,450 institutions to compile a detailed list of 434 graduate-level, e-learning programs in business, education, engineering, library science, nursing and public health. It then named the top five largest programs in each field measured by enrollment.
The Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion boasted the largest program, enrolling 1,243 students in the fall of 2004. Rounding out the top five and their enrollment figures were: University of Southern California, 904; Virginia Tech, 665; Columbia University, 519; and North Carolina State University - Raleigh, 445.
According to the college's dean, Oktay Baysal, the program's success can be traced to the focus on distance learning by the university as a whole and to a number of unique programs that the college offers, such as the master's of engineering management degree offered via CD-ROM to U.S. Navy nuclear-qualified officers on submarines and aircraft carriers at sea and ashore.
This article was posted on: October 20, 2005
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