DEKALB - When it comes to getting a degree online, there's no shortage of options, but one Stateline school stands above the rest.
According to U.S. News and World Report, Northern Illinois University is the best place in the nation to earn your master's degree for education online.
"This top ranking is a result of our continuing efforts to serve our scholars' technology-driven lifestyles and set a high standard for online education" says NIU College of Education Dean Lavonne Neal. "I am proud of the efforts of our faculty and staff to uncompromisingly maintain our tradition of high quality education."
The survey assessed nearly 1,000 programs.
It considered four categories when putting the rankings together. Below is how NIU did:
- Student Engagement: 92/100
- Faculty Credentials/Training: 88/100
- Student Services and Technology: 76/100
- Peer Reputation: 3.5/5