Troy University’s online bachelor’s degree program in psychology and its master’s program in criminal justice have been ranked in the top 20 nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “2023 Best Online Degree Programs” rankings that were released on Tuesday.
TROY’s Online Bachelor’s in Psychology program was ranked 12th nationally, while the criminal justice program was ranked 16th in the “Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice for Veterans” rankings.
U.S. News assessed schools based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, services and technologies. Designed for individuals looking to complete or further their education, this year’s edition evaluates more than 1,800 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. While the methodologies are different for each discipline, they all incorporate metrics specific to online learning. The rankings only include degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions.
“As a pioneer in online education, Troy University has an unwavering commitment to those who study with us at a distance,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. “At TROY, we continue to set high standards as we strive for academic excellence through our online programs. This recognition from U.S. News and World Report is a testament to that ongoing commitment.”
TROY was also recognized among the nation’s best in “Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees,” “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans,” “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Business,” “Best Online MBA,” “Best Online MBA for Veterans,” “Best Online Master’s in Business Programs, Non-MBA,” “Best Online Criminal Justice Master’s Programs,” “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs,” and “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.”
The rankings are the latest national recognition achieved by Troy University. Last fall, TROY was ranked 17th among public regional universities in the south by U.S. News & World Report, and, for the 18th consecutive year was named among the “Best in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review.