Johns Hopkins University's online programs in nursing and information technology are listed among the top five nationally in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings of degree-granting online programs, which were released today. A third Hopkins program, engineering, ranks among the top 20.
Johns Hopkins' online nursing program is ranked No. 5 for the second consecutive year, a spot it shares with George Washington University, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Texas–Tyler. JHU's School of Nursing, home to the No. 2-ranked nursing graduate program in the country according to U.S. News rankings released in the spring, offers three online Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks, two online master's options, and three online post-degree certificates.
Johns Hopkins' online computer information technology program is also ranked No. 5, and the online engineering program is ranked No. 19, up from No. 21 a year ago. Both programs are offered by JHU's Whiting School of Engineering.
U.S. News ranks the nation's best online graduate programs in seven disciplines, as well as the best online bachelor's programs. Rankings are determined by five weighted criteria: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation, and admissions selectivity.