SRU collects 37 program rankings, named Best Online College in Pennsylvania


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Slippery Rock University was recognized by 37 times in its 2022 program rankings, including No. 1 on the list of Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania.

Jan. 6, 2021

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — has recognized Slippery Rock University in 37 categories of its 2022 rankings of the top programs in the U.S., including a No. 1 ranking on its list of Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania., an online resource that "helps students make informed decisions about higher education programs," compared more than 700 programs from 2,900 colleges and universities in the nation.

SRU also garnered No. 1 rankings on the lists for Best Online Doctorate in Special Education Programs, Best Online Master's in Elementary Education Programs and Best Online Master's in Social Studies Degree Programs, beating out large state flagship and land-grant universities, including the University of Florida, Auburn University and the University of Missouri.

Eight other SRU programs were ranked No. 2 and were among 17 others from SRU in program categories that earned top-5 rankings and 30 in the top 10. researchers identified the best programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost and reputation. They used a methodology that ranked each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories: program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost and student engagement.

SRU achieved a score of 99.3 for Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania, edging Duquesne University on the list and obtaining the researchers' "Intelligent Pick" designation.

SRU offers 22 graduate degree, certificate and endorsement programs that are offered 100% online. The University also offers seven online bachelor's degree completion programs for degrees in accounting, health care administration and management, management, leadership studies, nursing, philanthropy and nonprofit management, and liberal arts. also recognized SRU on the following rankings:

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