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VCSU Recognized for Best Online Programs

Feb 7, 2024

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U.S. News and World Reports ranks VCSU for Best Online Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education Programs

Valley City State University (VCSU) has been ranked again by U.S. News and World Report as having one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. VCSU was also recognized for having one of the Best Online Master’s in Education programs.

VCSU was the only regional public university in North Dakota ranked as having a Best Online Master’s in Education Program. VCSU was also the second-ranked North Dakota institution for online Bachelor’s programs.

“Our faculty take pride in offering diverse, challenging coursework through different delivery methods. Everyone at VCSU works to help our students succeed academically and beyond. Rankings like this reinforce the quality of the educational experience we offer for students,” said Larry Brooks, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “I am pleased to see our online programs being recognized nationally again for their quality and accessibility.”

“These rankings once again show VCSU is one of the best schools in our region for academic quality, support and student success,” President Alan LaFave said. “We know our students are getting a great education regardless of the course delivery mode they choose to fit their situation. Our dynamic campus continues to grow and help students reach new heights. This is an exciting time to be a part of the VCSU community.”

Faculty at VCSU are experts at delivering coursework via multiple formats and have regular and thorough quality and content reviews.

LaFave said, “VCSU’s unwavering commitment to academic success is reflected in these rankings. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with a valuable, affordable education that is competitive in today’s world.”

The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on a variety of factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

To schedule an interview about the rankings or for more information please contact Tammy Jo Taft by emailing or calling (701) 845-7227.