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A black sign with gold lettering surrounded by a brick ledge and blooming flowers reads "Oregon State University," which is ranked #1 for best online liberal arts colleges

Oregon State University ranked #1 for Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges

Oregon State is the best university in the nation when it comes to delivering a high-quality liberal arts education online, according to a newly published ranking. College Choice put Oregon State atop its list of the 25 Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges. OSU offers more than 20 liberal arts degree and certificate programs online.

Larry Roper, director of the college student services administration program. Larry is in the middle of speaking; he wears rectangular-framed glasses and a grey quarter-zip pullover sweater.

Leading with empathy

In the college student services administration master’s program online and on campus, students are faced with challenging, complex conversations about their field. Though the CSSA learning community consists of diverse perspectives, students and faculty alike have one important thing in common: the desire to make a difference in the lives of college students.

CSSA alumna and faculty member Kim McAloney sits and smiles slightly as she listens to a colleague seated across from from her.

Beyond access – belonging

At Oregon State Ecampus, students in the college student services administration (CSSA) master’s program online are compelled by their own experiences to create more equitable access, involvement and retention in higher education.

Ali Duerfeldt, an alumna of the College Student Services Administration program, smiles while speaking to a student outdoors.

OSU’s new online college student services administration master’s degree rooted in social justice

At a time when issues of social justice and equity are on the rise nationally, higher education professionals need to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to successfully navigate sensitive issues on the front lines, experts say, and this novel new online CSSA program addresses those needs.