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Edinboro University’s online education programs ranked among best in nation by U.S. News & World Report


EDINBORO, Pa. – Edinboro University’s online graduate education programs rate among the best in the country, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News’ ranked Edinboro’s offerings 72nd of 234 in its list of 2014 Best Online Graduate Education Programs. Edinboro’s ranking is the best among Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institutions and fifth among all Pennsylvania colleges and universities.

 This is the second consecutive year Edinboro’s online graduate education programs have been recognized for their excellence by U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings evaluated the programs based on statistical information about admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. The university presently offers seven online master’s degree programs in education: Master of Art in Art Education, Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Master of Education in Middle & Secondary Instruction, Master of Education in Reading, and Master of Education in Special Education.

Edinboro has been offering online degrees since 2001, when it launched its online M.Ed. in Special Education.

Dr. Alan Biel, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research, said Edinboro’s place among the nation’s top education master’s degree programs “is a testament to the quality and dedication of our faculty and our students.”

“Edinboro University is very proud that once again, U.S. News and World Report has ranked our online graduate education programs as among the very best in the nation,” Biel continued.  “This national recognition underscores Edinboro University’s commitment to work with our partner institutions in providing the very best possible education for students of the Commonwealth.”

Biel said online offerings have grown to play a significant role among the University’s graduate programs, accounting for about 60 percent of graduate enrollment for the 2013-14 academic year. In addition to seven master’s degree programs in education, degrees available online include Master of Arts in Communication Studies, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Social Work.

The rankings and accompanying program profiles are available online at

For more information on Edinboro University’s online graduate programs, visit, or call the School of Graduate Studies and Research at (814) 732-2856.