Bachelor's: Most online undergraduate students study business, according to a June 2013 report by Learning House. Within business, the most popular degrees include business administration and management, accounting and finance.
The online bachelor's rankings saw significant changes as a result of the updated methodology and the higher number of programs evaluated. Central Michigan University moved up from No. 39 last year to tie for first place with SUNY College of Technology—Delhi, which did not submit data to U.S. News for the 2013 rankings. Pace University, which earned the highest distinction last year, tied for third with Pennsylvania State University—World Campus. Westfield State University went from No. 4 last year to a tie at No. 32 this year, while Graceland University fell from fifth to a tie at No. 65.
Business (master's): Indiana University—Bloomington Kelley School of Business was ranked No. 1 on the list of online graduate business degree programs, moving up from third place last year. Arizona State University's Carey School of Business was second on the list, followed by the University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business. Among the big movers in this category was James Madison University, which rose from 49th place to a tie for the No. 9 spot with Quinnipiac University and Temple University.
Engineering (master's): Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science earned the highest distinction among online graduate engineering programs. The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California—Los Angeles came in second, followed by the engineering program at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, which placed third.
Computer Information Technology (master's): The University of Southern California once again placed No. 1 on the list of online graduate programs in computer information technology. Boston University tied with Virginia Tech for second place. North Carolina State University—Raleigh and Syracuse University were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
Education (master's): Northern Illinois University earned the distinction of the best online master's in education program, followed by Indiana University—Bloomington. Central Michigan University and University of Houston tied for the No. 3 spot. St. John's University, which was ranked first last year, placed fifth.
Nursing (master's): St. Xavier University earned first place in the rankings of online nursing master's programs, unseating Ferris State University, which previously held the top spot. Medical University of South Carolina placed second, followed by the University of Massachusetts—Amherst, George Washington University and East Carolina University.
*Source: USNews.com – https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2014/01/08/us-news-releases-2014-best-online-programs-rankings