Nichols College Undergraduate Online program recognized as “Best,” rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

January 25, 2023

DUDLEY, MA – Nichols College has earned “Best” status in the 2023-24 US News & World Report Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings. The college was ranked #129 out of 384 colleges nationally, rising more than 146 spots from last year. Nichols College is listed as offering the highest ranked online bachelor’s business program in Central Massachusetts.

The US News rankings consider a variety of factors to provide students with an objective basis to compare institutions and help guide college selection. Factors include engagement, services and technologies, expert opinion and faculty credentials and training.

“Our improvement in this ranking reflects our school’s commitment to delivering a high-quality online undergraduate education to students both regionally and nationally,” said Nichols College President Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M. “We are proud to be recognized as a ‘best’ provider of online undergraduate programs.”

In addition to offering a well-rounded, affordable and fully online business education through 7-week courses, the program features transfer partnerships through its ABLE Initiative with area community colleges as well as a Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Program that helps students apply qualified professional experience towards their degree path.

“We continuously look for ways to prepare our graduates for success,” said Sarah Charpentier, Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Online program. “In addition to our online format, accessibility and affordability, our success relies on our solid curriculum taught by our accomplished faculty; eager students who all bring such rich backgrounds; and dedicated student support services. We are pleased to see this reflected in our ‘Best’ ranking in US News.”

The release of the US News Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings follow the publication of the US News Best Colleges rankings in September, which for the first time in college history awarded the Nichols undergraduate program “Best” designation. In the competitive Regional Universities North category, the college was ranked #34 as a Top Performer in Social Mobility and #121 overall out of a pool of 181 ranked institutions

Nichols is now embarking on a new phase in its 200+ year history with development of the Embracing Greatness strategic plan. The plan, currently in development in consultation with members of the Nichols community, will outline a growth strategy for academic and student life programming, athletics, campus facilities and fundraising.

The complete list of rankings is available on the US News website.

For more about the online undergraduate program in business at Nichols College, visit the program information webpage.

About Nichols College

Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education.

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