Clarion Programs Rank Among Best in U.S. News and World Report Survey

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion University’s Master of Business Administration program has been ranked among the top choices in U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious Best Online Programs survey.

The ranking is based on statistical information about admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.

Clarion’s MBA program was ranked 62nd among 195 schools in the 2015 Best Online MBA category, placing it in the top third of MBA programs nationwide and tying with Florida State University, Florida International University and University of Baltimore. Clarion’s MBA earned the highest ranking of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s 14 schools.

“Being in the top third of all online MBA programs is a game changer for us,” said Dr. Phil Frese, dean of the College of Business and Information Sciences. “We are on the verge of bringing forth two concentrations in our MBA program, in finance as well as healthcare management. In addition, we are in the process of developing master’s-level programs in accounting and data analytics.”

Clarion offers an accredited and affordable MBA program with AACSB International accreditation, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. AACSB International
accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked Clarion’s MBA 38th in Best Online Programs for Veterans and in the top 150 Best Online MBA and Business Programs. Also in 2014, Geteducated.com ranked Clarion’s online MBA as a Top 30 Best Buy.

For information about the online MBA and Clarion’s other business programs, visit www.clarion.edu/business.

The U.S. News rankings are available at www.usnews.com/online.

Clarion/Edinboro online MSN program ranks high in U.S. News and World Report Survey

Clarion and Edinboro universities’ Master of Science in Nursing program has been ranked among the top choices in U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious Best Online Programs survey. The ranking is based on statistical information about admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, and student services and technology.

The MSN program, taught by Clarion and Edinboro faculty and administered through Clarion, ranked 21st of 96 top-tier programs in the magazine’s 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs survey. The program’s 2015 ranking is tied with that of the University of Pittsburgh and represents a significant rise into the top 25 programs nationwide.

Graduates of the Clarion-Edinboro program have a 100 percent pass rate on family nurse practitioner certifying exams and a high placement rate in rural areas where primary care practitioners are needed.

Clarion and Edinboro have offered the Master of Science in Nursing degree in a regional consortium since 2001. Beginning in summer 2015, they will also offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Applications are now being accepted. The two universities offer entry-level nursing programs independently but collaborate to offer the MSN and DPN degrees. The joint effort maximizes the use of faculty and broadens the geographic reach of the program.

For information about the online MSN and Clarion’s other nursing programs, visit www.clarion.edu/nursing.


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