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VCSU Listed in U.S. News’ Best Online Program Rankings

Jan 28, 2021

Valley City State University’s online master’s in education and bachelor’s programs have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report in its Best Online Programs rankings.

In the 2021 national rankings of degree-granting online programs, Valley City State’s online master’s programs in education were ranked 142nd of 296 schools, and the online bachelor’s programs at VCSU were ranked 189th out of 337 schools.

Factors considered in the rankings include student engagement, services and technologies available to students, faculty credentials and training, as well as expert opinion on the academic quality of programs. Student excellence is also considered for schools offering online master’s degree programs.

The VCSU master of education (M.Ed.) program offers six concentrations: elementary education, English education, library and information technologies, teaching English language learners, teaching and technology, and technology education. The university also offers a master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) program, designed to help individuals with degrees in non-teaching fields earn teaching licenses.

Online bachelor’s programs at VCSU include business education, business process integration management, career and technical education, communication, elementary education, English, English education, history, history education, management, music, social science, social science education, and technology education.

More information on VCSU’s online programs can be found at

The U.S. News online programs rankings can be found at