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U.S. News & World Report Ranks ACCESS Online and Online MBA Programs

by Tom McNamara | Jan 13, 2015

MBA Students, Fall 2014 

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the DeSales University Online ACCESS program 184th in the nation and the Online MBA program 136th in the nation.

“All of us at DeSales are proud to have both the ACCESS Program (accelerated online bachelor’s degree) and the MBA program named as two of the best online programs in the nation,” said Deborah Booros, dean of lifelong learning. “It’s an admirable tribute to our alumni, current students, faculty and staff.”

“DeSales MBA is thrilled to be named as one of the top online MBA programs in the nation, said Dr. David M. Gilfoil, director of the MBA program.  Improving our ranking by 31 places from last year is an accomplishment that we are extremely proud of. All this, of course, simply means that we have more work to do to crack the top 100 list.”

The 2015 rankings evaluate information and data from more than 1,200 distance education degree programs, up more than 20 percent from the previous year. Only degree-granting programs at regionally accredited institutions that are offered predominantly online were considered. The methodologies incorporate a number of factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials and student services and technology.

The ACCESS program at DeSales has been a regional leader in providing adult education in an accelerated format for more than 35 years. Classes are offered in traditional classrooms, online, or a hybrid of both. Bachelor’s degrees, certificates, or courses for personal enrichment are offered on three campuses, Center Valley, Easton-Area, and Lansdale, Pa.

The DeSales University MBA program is offered online and at four locations, including the main campus in Center Valley, as well as the Easton Area and Lansdale campuses. The program is also hosted at Immaculata University, Lehigh Valley Hospital and the Pocono Medical Center.


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