ORU Online Rankings
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Friday, January 20, 2017
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ORU Ranked in Best College Online Programs
Tulsa, OK – U.S. News & World Report recently released its list of Best College Online Programs and Oral Roberts University is honored to be on it. ORU is among only five Oklahoma universities to be ranked in the Best Online Bachelor Programs. www.usnews.com/online
ORU is also ranked among the best in “The 100 Best Online Colleges for 2017” according to TheBestSchools.org. ORU is the only Oklahoma Institution on the list. In formulating the ranking, TheBestSchools.org looked at such factors as academic excellence, scholarly strength of the faculty, online teaching methods, tuition costs, reputation, awards, regional accreditation, financial aid and range of degree programs offered. http://www.thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-colleges/#oru
ORU continues to expand its online learning. The university offers 13 online degrees, up from nine. The degrees include Business Administration, Christian Caregiving and Counseling, Church Ministry, RN to BSN Completion, Leadership Studies, Communication, Government and Biblical Literature. The university recently launched a new IT Degree. The coursework is ideal for non-traditional students who need to update their credentials as an IT professional.
ORU has also seen a 300% growth in the number of students taking online courses. Online learning offers adults and non-traditional students the same Whole Person Education traditional students enjoy but is more convenient and can be earned in less than four years. In most cases, students can take classes year-round with two terms in the fall, two terms in the spring and two terms in the summer. The courses are taught by fully credentialed, on-campus faculty.