Trine University’s online degree programs placed among the best in the United States
in rankings released today, Jan. 15, by U.S. News & World Report.
The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings include online degrees
from public and private institutions nationwide. The 2019 edition marks the first
time Trine University has been recognized in the rankings’ eight-year history.
“Demand is growing for online degree programs as more adults recognize the necessity
of higher education credentials in order to advance in their careers,” said Earl D.
Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “We are pleased that U.S. News recognizes
the quality of the online programs Trine University offers, and we look forward to
continued growth, development and improvement in this area as we launch TrineOnline
The university’s new TrineOnline initiative, a bold new vision for nontraditional
learning, will debut in February, featuring enhanced, expanded degree programs designed
to be convenient and cost-effective for working adults.
Trine was recognized in the U.S. News rankings in three categories: graduate engineering
degrees; graduate business degrees, non-MBA; and bachelor’s degrees.
Trine University offers its Master of Science in engineering management (MSEM) degree
online or in hybrid format. The program is designed for engineers seeking to move
into a management role.
In graduate business programs outside of the MBA, Trine University offers the Lou
Holtz Master of Science in Leadership (MSL). Designed for working professionals, the
MSL is delivered totally online, allowing students to work at their own pace as they
develop leadership skills.
Trine University’s online bachelor’s degree programs include accounting, applied management,
computer information science, criminal justice, human resource management, management,
manufacturing technology, organizational leadership and psychology.
U.S. News said it evaluated 1,545 online degree programs for 2019. To be considered,
programs needed to grant degrees through predominantly online classes.
The highest-ranked programs perform well on traditional academic merits – such as
graduating students within a few years and employing instructors with terminal degrees
– while also successfully adapting courses and student services for remote learners,
U.S. News said.