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Ecampus ranked #1 in U.S. for online liberal arts education

Entrance sign at Oregon State UniversityBy Tyler Hansen
July 13, 2018

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a new ranking released last month.

College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, put Oregon State atop its list of the 25 Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges for 2018. The College of Liberal Arts offers 11 bachelor’s degrees and two master’s programs online through OSU Ecampus, the university’s distance education division.

It’s the latest in a long line of national recognition for Ecampus. In each of the last three years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Oregon State top 10 in the nation for online bachelor’s programs.

College Choice based its rankings on “institutional excellence along with return on investment,” using institutional data and figures from resources such as The National Center for Education Statistics and PayScale.

Its profile of Oregon State noted that “students learn from the same on-campus faculty and earn the same diploma as on-campus students, and they also are supported through digital tutoring, career services, and library resources.”

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