BU’s Metropolitan College Online Programs Continue to Climb in U.S. News Rankings
Three graduate programs listed among the nation’s best
Boston University’s Metropolitan College keeps moving up in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.
All three of MET’s online graduate programs in the 2024 U.S. News rankings—in criminal justice, business (non-MBA), and computer information technology—improved their positions from last year’s results. This year’s rankings were made public today. MET also maintained a strong showing in programs supporting veterans.
“These are excellent results that underscore the consistency of our online programs,” says Tanya Zlateva, dean of Metropolitan College, a professor of the practice of computer science and education and education director, information security, at BU’s Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS).
“Our resilience and improvement in the U.S. News rankings are the result of our community’s dedication to excellence in our academics and student support systems,” Zlateva says, along with “an eagle eye on the emerging needs of industry, keen awareness of areas in need of improvement, and deep commitment to our mission.”
The U.S. News rankings released today are for degree-granting distance education programs and are based on factors that include the academic quality of the faculty and students’ ability to interact with them online, out-of-class resources for career guidance and financial aid, and student achievement. The second ranking is for programs that provide financial and other assistance to veterans.
The programs are:
- Master’s in Criminal Justice: Ranked 3rd of 93 schools, up from 4th last year. Among other veterans-supporting programs in the category, MET’s ranked 6th, up from 7th last year.
- Master’s in Business (non-MBA): Ranked 6th of 213 schools, up from 9th last year. Among veterans-supporting programs, MET’s ranked 16th, up from 17th last year.
- Master’s in Computer Information Technology: Ranked 8th of 92 schools, up from 10th last year. For veterans-supporting programs, MET ranked 11th, the same as last year.
“I take great pride in this outcome, which is a testament to the tireless efforts of MET’s deeply committed faculty and staff,” Zlateva says.
The rankings allow BU to display U.S. News award logos on University websites, advertisements, and other media to promote the programs to prospective students.