New College online psychology ranked No. 4 nationally by US News

January 23, 2023

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree programs in psychology are tied for fourth best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

The ranking is a two-spot improvement from last year — in 2022, the programs were tied with the University of Florida at No. 6 for best online psychology bachelor’s degree programs.  Graphic illustration of two overlapping torsos with the heads facing away from each other. ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree programs in psychology are the fourth best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Download Full Image

“I am delighted that our online psychology program has earned one of the highest national rankings among universities across the country,” said Todd Sandrin, dean of New College and vice provost of ASU's West campus. “At New College, we design degree programs that provide access — for learners at all life and career stages — to opportunities to learn from and conduct real-world research with our frontier-defining faculty.”

“I am incredibly proud of our talented faculty and staff that have made this possible. As our program continues to grow and reach even more students globally, I am optimistic that our ranking will only continue to increase."

New College’s programs in psychology came in ahead of Indiana University, the University of Arizona and Colorado State University, and tied with the City University of New York, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Florida. The rankings are made based on four categories: engagement; services and technologies; expert opinion; and faculty credentials and training.

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New College offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. The Bachelor of Science program has a greater emphasis on math, science and statistics, while the Bachelor of Arts program provides more exposure to a wide variety of psychological concepts. Through both programs, students build foundations in human behavior and cognition while developing an appreciation for the theoretical and practical implications of modern psychology.

In addition to these two programs, New College also offers online Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts programs in forensic psychology.

As of fall 2022, there were 3,040 students enrolled in the online psychology bachelor's degree programs from 49 states and 19 different countries.

“The online psychology program brings the same strong commitment to faculty quality and student engagement that is apparent in our on-campus version of the same program,” said Scott Barclay, director of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “We know firsthand how it has transformed lives and the career trajectory of our students since its introduction. So, we are not surprised that is increasingly reflected in our national standing among programs in this field.”

Emily Balli

Manager of marketing and communications, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

8 ASU online business programs rank in US News’ top 10

January 23, 2023

In the newest U.S. News & World Report online program rankings, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranked top 10 across eight programs and disciplines, including taking the top spot for online bachelor’s in business programs.

The peer-reviewed rankings, which were released publicly today, also named W. P. Carey’s online MBA No. 7 in the country, ahead of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, the University of Arizona and Rice University. Exterior of the W. P. Carey School of Business building on Arizona State University's Tempe campus. Download Full Image

In tying for the top spot for online bachelor's, the school was ahead of Pennsylvania State University – World Campus and the University of Arizona.

Additionally, U.S. News named W. P. Carey among the best in a variety of online programs and specialties, including:

  • No. 3, online MBA in management, ahead of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California.
  • No. 4, online MBA programs for veterans, ahead of Rice University; the University of Maryland — College Park; and the University of Arizona.
  • No. 4, online MBA in marketing, ahead of the University of Southern California, the University of Florida and the University of Arizona.
  • No. 5, online MBA in analytics, ahead of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Rice University and the University of Washington.
  • No. 6, online MBA in finance, ahead of George Washington University, Babson College and the University of Utah.
  • No. 9, online master’s in business programs (non-MBA), tied with Duke University and ahead of Pennsylvania State University – World Campus and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The U.S. News rankings are the output of several factors, including student engagement, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and student excellence.

“W. P. Carey continues to transform and push the boundaries of online business education,” said Ohad Kadan, the Charles J. Robel Dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “Through our strategic focus on access, excellence and innovation, we are proud to offer students the opportunity to earn a top business degree that fits into their busy lives. These rankings reflect the quality of our online programs; they are equivalent in curriculum, students and faculty to our traditional programs.”

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ASU has long been a leader in online education. The W. P. Carey Online MBA has been ranked a top-10 program by U.S. News every year since the ranking’s inception.

“W. P. Carey is focused on providing an online MBA where students master skills to drive change, lead teams and help companies think entrepreneurially,” said Luiz Mesquita, associate dean of graduate programs at W. P. Carey. “We are proud of the value of our programs, and these rankings reinforce that.”

The W. P. Carey School of Business ranks top 25 in U.S. News & World Report for 31 distinct undergraduate and graduate programs and fields of study, the most of any business school in the country. The online Master of Science in business analytics program was also ranked No. 3 in the U.S. by Fortune in its list of Best Online Master’s in Business Analytics Programs.

Emily Beach

Director of Communications, W. P. Carey School of Business

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