Temple’s Online MBA Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

It's the second year in a row that Temple gained the top spot.

Temple University's Fox School of Business.

Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

For the second year in a row, Temple University’s Fox School of Business was named the No. 1 online MBA program in the country by U.S. News & World Report — but this year it won’t have to share the top spot.

In 2015, Temple was tied with with Indiana University and the University of North Carolina. In both years, Temple earned a perfect score of 100.

Established in 2009, Temple’s online MBA program sees 92 percent of its students already employed when they enroll, with a total enrollment of 240. Classes are held in a 24/7, on-demand format so students can learn when they have the time, and can collaborate with their peers and professors digitally.

Here’s what U.S. News & World Report said about the program:

Fox Online MBA provides rigorous content, world renowned faculty, convenient high-quality interactive on-demand format, cutting edge social technologies, HD video presentations and web conferencing technology allowing students to engage in course activities wherever they choose. The program begins with a week-long residency. Students complete their first course, network, professional development and team building. Weekly live online classes offer the opportunity to dive deeper into topics.

In the same U.S. News ranking, the Fox School’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration program received a No. 6 national ranking, jumping 25 spots to earn the highest ranking in program history.

Rankings for both were based upon student engagement, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology.

“The Fox Online MBA and BBA programs connect cutting-edge technology and accredited, high-impact curriculum with an internationally recognized faculty to foster a dynamic learning community,” said Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat in a statement. “It is with great pride that U.S. News & World Report has awarded our Online MBA program a No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive year, and also ranked our Online BBA among the nation’s best. These recognitions speak to the work of our online and digital learning team, which delivers the best advancements in technology to a quality, online-format education.”

Other local colleges that made the online MBA ranking’s top 100:

55. West Chester University

59. St. Joseph’s University

91. Drexel University

Other local colleges that made the online bachelor’s program top 100 list:

72. Drexel University

79. Peirce College

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