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Online Programs raking in recognition

UL Online -- Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:49am

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among the top 311 national universities cited in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Colleges.”

The 2019 edition of “Best Colleges” includes information on more than 1,800 colleges and universities in the United States. School profiles provide specifics on academic life, financial aid, and student body makeup.

Several online programs are recognized, including nursing (tied for No. 84); online bachelor’s programs (tied for No. 94); and online graduate education programs (tied for No. 180).

In addition, BestColleges.com recently ranked the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Online Programs No. 1 among the Most Affordable Colleges in Louisiana by analyzing tuition rates, proven graduation rates, and employment outcomes that provide a high return on investment for students.

“For many students, online education presents the most affordable option for pursuing an advanced degree,” the website states. “Students who choose distance learning programs can often more easily balance their studies with family and full- or part-time careers.”

Students choose UL Lafayette Online Programs for exactly those reasons.University of Louisina at Lafayette's Online Programs have been recognized for quality, affordability.

Kinesiology student Zoe Maroulis is hitting it out of the park, maintaining a stellar GPA while holding down multiple jobs and responsibilities as she pursues her bachelor’s degree.

“I fit ‘going to class’ in between everything — before work, on breaks, between jobs, and after I’ve packed it in for the day,” she said.

Elliot Myers, a nurse practitioner, earned his Master of Science in Nursing and is now pursuing a Doctor of Practice in Nursing degree, all because he could earn them online while managing his primary care clinic.

“The autonomy with distance learning was so appealing to me; going at my own pace was great,” he said. “It allowed me the flexibility to work and still support my family. It allowed me to learn at my leisure and what time was best for me. The balance of family and still furthering my education was wonderful.”

UL Lafayette’s Online Programs also ranked in the Top 5 Accredited Online Colleges in Louisiana.

That accreditation ensures students receive the same high-quality education they would in a face-to-face setting and allows them to apply for federal financial aid to cover costs of enrollment.

Within Online Programs, Health Promotion & Wellness, an online kinesiology bachelor’s degree program, was recently ranked among the best online bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and among the most affordable by the website Best Medical Degrees. 

The online Master of Science in Nursing Program ranked No. 19 in a listing of the 50 Best Online MSN Programs, with special recognition for its flexibility. 

The online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction program also earned a place in the Top 50 programs in the country on a listing by Top Education Degrees.

To learn more about how you can earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree online, explore UL Lafayette’s online degree programs