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U.S. News Ranks Online Bachelor's Programs At Sacred Heart As Best In State

Students gather in the University Commons Atrium at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.
Students gather in the University Commons Atrium at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Photo by Mark F. Conrad 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.-- Sacred Heart University’s online bachelor’s degree programs are the state's best, says a U.S. News and World Report ratings report.

The university's program was ranked against hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide, according to an announcement.

It received the highest marks in Connecticut, in the publication's 2017 Best Online Programs Rankings.

The rankings released Jan. 10, came after an assessment of the programs in four areas, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology and peer reputation.

The report noted that getting a four-year degree online is "practical" for working adults who need to boost their careers.

“We have found that many nursing students come to that decision as working adults. Because of that, we made the decision to offer many of our nursing programs online,” said Mary Alice Donius, dean of Sacred Heart’s College of Nursing.

“I believe what sets Sacred Heart apart is that even our online programs provide students with individual attention from a dedicated full-time faculty who want them to succeed.”

Sacred Heart also was ranked in U.S.News and World Report’s 2017 Best Online Nursing (Graduate) Programs, said the release.

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