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Education Named One of Best Online Programs in the Nation


Education at Illinois was rated as one of the top ten best online graduate programs by the U.S. News & World Report list of 2016 Best Online Programs.

The program was rated seventh in the nation and first in the Big 10.

Illinois programs were ranked highly in several areas, including faculty credentials and training (No. 1; tied with Graceland University), student services and technology (No. 17), student engagement (No. 86), and admissions selectivity (No. 32).

The rankings were based on student-faculty interaction, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, admissions selectivity and peer reputation.

Education at Illinois offers online graduate degrees, certificates, and endorsements for educators working in both the public and private sector from pre-kindergarten through post-secondary. The College also offers programs for trainers, developers, designers, and managers in human resource development and instructional technologies.

Education at Illinois is a pioneer in the science of education as it was one of the first colleges on the University of Illinois campus to provide an online degree program and has continually expanded its curricula since its launch in 1998.

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