Boston University Distance Education Awards & Rankings

Rankings

Boston University is ranked #37 in the nation and #39 among Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Awards

Boston University’s online programs, including the work of the Distance Education team and BU faculty who teach online, have been recognized with numerous honors and awards:

Blackboard

  • Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching & Learning (2017)
  • Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary Course Award—Directors Choice for Courses with Distinction (2014)
  • Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary Course Award (2012)
  • Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary Course Award (twice) (2011)

Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan)

  • Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education (2010)

Telly

  • Video Bronze Award (2012)

United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

  • 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning (2016)
  • Best Practices Platinum Award for Distance Learning Programming (2015)
  • Best Practices Platinum Award for Distance Learning Programming (2014)
  • 21st Century Gold Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning (2011)
  • Best Practices Silver Award for Distance Learning Programming (2010)
  • Best Practices Bronze Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching (2009)
  • Best Practices Bronze Award for Distance Learning Programming (2005)