Berkeley College Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Excellence in Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Berkeley College has ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report, for the fifth consecutive year.  In 2017 the College ranked No. 74.

Earlier this week, U.S. News & World Report cited Berkeley College as among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, also for the fifth consecutive year. Berkeley College is No. 125 out of 357 schools surveyed. U.S. News & World Report ranked 259 out of these. In New Jersey, Berkeley College ranked first among the five New Jersey colleges. In New York, Berkeley College ranked eighth among the 17 colleges.

“The U.S. News & World Report rankings speak to the quality of a Berkeley College online degree, and to our two decades of expertise in distance education,” said Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College. “U.S. News & World Report is a primary resource for prospective students researching their options for college and degree programs. Students seeking the best online degree programs can enroll with confidence in Berkeley College.”

“Berkeley College is honored to be recognized again for our commitment to veterans. We believe all of our student-veterans, service members and their families are a resource in the classroom, and seek every opportunity to provide the best educational experience possible,” said Edward Dennis, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Colleges are ranked by U.S. News & World Report on factors such as student engagement, which includes areas such as best practices, graduation rates, assessments, class size and retention rates; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation.

To view the full rankings, click here. To read more about the methodology used by U.S. News & World Report, click here.

Photo Caption: U.S. News & World Report has ranked Berkeley College among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for the fifth consecutive year, placing at No. 74. Here a few representatives from Berkeley College (left to right), Edward Dennis, Assistant Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA); Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success; Maja Johnson, Assistant Director; and Lisa Mulligan, Associate Director and Veterans Advisor, both from the Berkeley College OMVA, pause for a photo op during the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade.

More than 450 military students and veterans are enrolled at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey, and through Berkeley College Online®. Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill and collaborates on national ventures with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs provides support to its student-veterans through six on-site Veterans Resource Centers (VRCs) in New Jersey and New York, as well as through an online VRC. At the VRCs, military students can meet with staff, network with their peers, and learn about Veterans Administration benefits. Click here to learn more about the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Berkeley College began offering online courses in 1998 and online degrees in 2003. As of fall 2017, nearly 3,100 undergraduates and 104 graduate students were enrolled in at least one online course at Berkeley College. More than 395 sections of 188 undergraduate online courses are being taught by 194 faculty, and 22 graduate-level online courses by 14 faculty this semester. To date nearly 3,000 students have graduated with online degrees. 

Berkeley College Online students have access to the same support services as students who attend on site, including Academic Advisement, the Library, Career Services, and the Center for Academic Success. Online campus life experiences include online clubs, social media engagement, wellness and personal development programs, and workshops focusing on student success. Click here to learn more about Berkeley College Online. 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is

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