RENO, Nev. — Trine University is ranked as one of the nation’s best schools for earning
a master’s degree online by website OnlineMastersDegrees.org.
In the site’s 2022 rankings, Trine was named among the Best Engineering Management Online Master's Degrees and Best Online MBA Programs.
Trine University’s Master of Science in engineering management (MSEM) degree is designed
for engineers seeking to move into a management role.
“We’re excited but not surprised that even more organizations are recognizing the
quality of Trine University’s online degree programs,” said Keirsten Eberts, assistant
vice president and dean of academics for TrineOnline. “Offering a convenient, flexible
platform for classes, academic excellence built on more than 135 years of history,
affordable tuition including more than 45 courses with no textbook fees, and a supportive
environment, TrineOnline programs are helping an increasing number of students meet
their educational and career goals.”
Trine’s recognition comes at a time when enrollment in master’s degree programs is
on the rise. In October 2021, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reported a 7.3
percent increase in first-time graduate student enrollment in Fall 2020. First-time,
part-time student enrollment rose by 13.5 percent. The CGS report cites the growth
of online and hybrid learning options as a primary driver of these trends.
“As enrollment in master’s degree programs expands, it’s important to showcase colleges
and universities with a clear focus on flexible learning and affordable tuition,”
said Kyle Darland, co-founder of OnlineMastersDegrees.org. “Each school in our rankings
offers partially or fully online master’s degree options and a price tag that works
OnlineMastersDegrees.org analyzed more than 7,700 schools using data from the U.S.
Department of Education. Its data science team then created an algorithm to rank these
schools in 70 unique master’s degree subjects. To qualify, a school must hold active
regional accreditation and have both academic counseling and career placement services
available to students. Primary data points applied to the ranking algorithm include
- Number of online programs in subject area
- Number of online students
- Online program tuition and fees
- Percentage of students offered institutional aid
- Amount of institutional aid awarded per student
Six percent of postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.
In addition to ranking online master’s programs in each subject overall, OnlineMastersDegrees.org
developed individual category rankings. Schools can see how they stack up against
their peers in each ranking metric. This also helps prospective students identify
which schools excel in the areas that matter the most to them.
“Each student has different professional and academic priorities,” said Darland. “For
example, one student might need a school with multiple online program options in their
subject area, while another needs a school that offers generous student aid packages.
These category rankings help students target institutions based on their specific
wants and needs.”
OnlineMastersDegrees.org began in 2020 to support online learning at the master’s level. Its user-friendly,
research-backed content helps students find scholarships, resources, financial aid,
and connect with accredited colleges and universities across the country.
Last Updated: 02/14/2022