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OU Featured as Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2016 listing of “best online bachelor’s programs,” which includes the online degree programs at the University of Oklahoma.  

According to the U.S. News & World Report Web site, the institutions listed are considered as the best online degree programs based such factors as “graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates and academic and career support services offered to students.”

OU’s online bachelor’s degree programs, all of which are offered through the College of Liberal Studies, rank number 30, with separate category scores in faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and student engagement.

“OU and the College of Liberal Studies has a rich history of helping students achieve their educational goals, no matter their proximity to campus,” said James P. Pappas, vice president for OU Outreach and dean of the College of Liberal Studies. “We are very proud to be a part of this ranking, as it is a testament to the high-quality experience our students find at OU, both on campus and around the world.”

OU has offered fully-accredited online bachelor’s degree programs since 2003. The programs are interdisciplinary and cater to the needs of nontraditional and adult students. Programs in the College of Liberal Studies can be completed 100% online or in a hybrid format. The college offers online bachelor’s degrees in administrative leadership, liberal studies, lifespan care administration, world cultural studies and criminal justice.

For more information about the OU College of Liberal Studies’ online bachelor’s degree programs, visit