Duquesne Ranked No. 1 Online University in Pennsylvania by Edudemic

Duquesne University is at the top of the list among Pennsylvania schools according to Edudemic's newly released 2015 Online College Report, a guide for students that ranks the best online colleges and universities in each state.

Of the 61 universities in Pennsylvania that offer some type of degree online, Duquesne was ranked No. 1. The University landed the top spot, in part due to what Edudemic described as "strong academic credentials and clear communications about their online programs."

Edudemic further stated that Duquesne represents the "Western half of the state (Pennsylvania) well, with exceptionally high graduation (77 percent) and retention (89 percent) rates, and a positive national reputation."

Duquesne University offers online bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in nursing, leadership and education. Additional programs are offered in hybrid campus/online formats. The School of Nursing online graduate programs also have garnered the University a ranking at No. 6 in the nation for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. World and Report.

For its 2015 Online College Report, Edudemic focused on schools that offer at least four, fully online bachelor's degree programs. Out of the Pennsylvania schools, they reviewed 19 universities and implemented a methodology that included:

  • performance measurements (like graduation and retention rates)
  • cost factors (such as in-state tuition and financial aid packages)
  • career services specifically for online students
  • availability of information on the school's website.

In the breakdown of the data Edudemic collected, Duquesne ranked No. 1 among Pennsylvania schools for best graduation rate, best retention rate, best response score, best transparency score and the best performance score.

Edudemic is a news outlet focusing on connecting education and technology.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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