U.S. News ranks LTU sixth nationally for online bachelor’s degree programs
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Lawrence Technological University’s online bachelor’s degree programs are ranked sixth in a national survey released Jan. 15 by U.S. News and World Report. The survey rated online programs on factors such as best practices, graduation rates, student indebtedness, and academic and career support services offered to students.
LTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs scored highest in the entire country for student engagement.
Associate Provost Alan McCord, who was responsible for creating LTU’s online program in 2006, said the online faculty members all teach their courses on campus. “We believe that one of the reasons that our online faculty engage with our students so well is that they also engage with them in the classroom,” McCord said.
Lawrence Tech’s online programs are designed with a focus on high quality, small class sizes, online faculty presence, student engagement, and a “theory and practice” approach consistent with the university’s motto, McCord said.
LTU faculty members receive specialized training and professional development to build their online teaching skills. They are supported by an experienced group of instructional developers –
During the 2012 fall semester, 285 of the 696 Lawrence Tech students enrolled in online classes were undergraduates.
Lawrence Tech also was ranked in three other online categories in the national survey:
• Online graduate engineering programs, #32.
The results of the U.S. News & World Report survey are at this link.