February 7, 2024

At the beginning of each year, U.S. News and World Report releases their rankings for Best Online Programs in an effort to aid future college students in making necessary decisions regarding their educational futures. To determine the 2024 rankings, the report evaluated regionally accredited institutions across the nation with four-year bachelor's degree-granting, campus-based programs that enroll first-year students. For the 2024 academic year, Columbia College was newly ranked in Best Online Bachelor’s in Business. The institution was also included in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice, and Best Online Master’s in Education rankings.

Columbia College is especially proud to be newly ranked in Best Online Bachelor's in Business. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and resolve put forth by the Division of Business, Leadership, and Communication and other faculty, staff, and administration in order to achieve this recognition. Dean of Online Education Jeff Bowe shared, “The team at Columbia College has invested significant time and resources to provide a best-in-class experience for all of our online students. From advising through course design, we pay attention to every little detail so it's exciting to receive this recognition and see more of our programs added to the top rankings.”

Columbia College President Dr. John Dozier said, “As a campus community, we look forward to opportunities like these to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments and milestones of our faculty, staff, and administration. Because of their commitment to excellence, both on-campus and online, our students reap the benefits of an academic community that is deeply invested in providing an education that prepares them to lead both in their workplaces and communities upon graduation.”

Columbia College remains proud of our progress through each of these rankings and will continue to look toward future growth and development for our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.


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