Syracuse University continues to rank as one of the top private universities in the nation for online undergraduate education, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2024 Best Online Programs rankings.

Syracuse University’s AACSB-accredited business management degree, a partnership between the College of Professional Studies and the Whitman School of Management, ranked No. 1 in Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs of private universities, while Syracuse University additionally ranked No. 3 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans of private universities and No. 5 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs of private universities.

“This recognition as a top 5 private university for online undergraduate education is not achieved without an unwavering commitment to exceedingly high-quality course designs, rigorous curricula and learning, and a differentiated level of superior student support,” says Michael Frasciello, dean of the College of Professional Studies. “This recognition is also notable as this is only our fourth year participating in the rankings, illustrating our excellence among our peer institutions and our distinction among private universities.”

The College of Professional Studies currently offers 12 Syracuse University online undergraduate degrees, eight online undergraduate credit certificates, as well as a master of professional studies and a certificate of advanced study in project management.

With high-touch admissions, advising, and financial aid counseling, the College of Professional Studies continuously prioritizes student success. The holistic treatment of the online student experience expands the definition of what it means to be an online learner, and the thoughtful design of the online programs provides access to a Syracuse University credential for those who otherwise could not earn one on campus.

The University’s No. 3 ranking as the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans of private universities is a recognition of Syracuse University’s commitment to being the best school for veterans, active military, and military-connected students. Syracuse is the only R1 private university in the Northeast that offers online and residential part-time undergraduate study to active-duty military, National Guard, and reservists at their respective tuition assistance (TA) rates beyond the member’s annual benefit. Active-duty and reserve students pay no more than the current DoD TA rate after they expend their annual TA allotment.

“Ranking No. 3 in the Best Veterans programs of private universities is a demonstration of our dedication to the superior support we have established for veterans and military-connected students,” Frasciello says.  

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The College of Professional Studies is a global, inclusive and future-facing college, providing access to diverse students and learners seeking a Syracuse University degree, credential, certificate, or education experience.