SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American InterContinental University (AIU) is further establishing itself as a leading provider of online higher education. Today, the University announced that it was named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Online Programs rankings. Of the 300 programs evaluated, AIU’s online bachelor’s degree programs ranked at No. 30, placing in the top 10 percent among options for students enrolling in distance education programs to earn their degrees.
“The high ranking from U.S. News & World Report illustrates that AIU’s online bachelor’s programs stand out amid a large and growing field of higher-education choices for today’s online students,” said Dr. George Miller, president and chancellor of AIU. “In addition to an exemplary academic program, we are committed to providing students with both the flexibility to complete their degree on their own time and the opportunity to pursue the next step forward in their careers.”
U.S. News & World Report is one of the leading providers of consumer advice and analysis, and is a trusted resource for students exploring their options in higher education. Offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, AIU also earned recognition as No. 28 of 195 programs evaluated in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans rankings for providing active-duty troops and veterans with access to distance education that is affordable, accessible and reputable. Additionally, the publication recognized the university’s MBA and Master of Education among the country’s best online programs. These graduate-level degrees provide students with the opportunity to make their studies both more personalized and efficient by incorporating intellipathTM, AIU’s proprietary adaptive learning technology that lets students skip over what they already know so they can focus their time on what they need to learn.
“We are honored to be included in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which recognize AIU’s dedication to providing innovative, engaging online programs that can help students obtain the knowledge and credentials needed to boost their careers,” said Miller. “This most recent achievement reinforces how AIU is staying at the forefront of an evolving educational landscape.”
U.S. News Online Programs Methodology
Aiming to provide students and working adults with a resource to select the distance-education programs that are right for them, U.S. News & World Report looked at a number of factors when determining the 2016 rankings, including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and peer reputation. Schools were reviewed on how their programs promote participation in courses and whether instructors create a rewarding experience that drives students to stay enrolled and complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time. Other areas evaluated include having instructors with strong academic credentials, incorporating diverse learning technologies and providing strong support outside of class such as career guidance and learning assistance.
U.S. News & World Report selects factors, known as ranking indicators, to assess each program and calculates the ranking using data that each university reported to U.S. News & World Report in a statistical survey. The value for each ranking indicator is standardized about its mean, multiplied by weights U.S. News has selected for the ranking indicators and summed up to compute the four separate category scores. These scores are then rescaled so that the top-scoring school receives a display score of 100 and the bottom-scoring school receives a display score of zero.
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For the complete U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Online Programs rankings, go to www.usnews.com/education/online-education.
About American InterContinental University:
Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, healthcare, IT, criminal justice and education at campuses in Atlanta and Houston and an Internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org. AIU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures.