Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide have been ranked as having some of the best online bachelor’s degrees in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report.
According to U.S. News & World Report‘s 2017 list, ERAU has the number 1 online bachelor’s degree program in the nation and DSC comes in at number 15. That’s out of a list of more than 300 public and private colleges and universities offering online bachelor’s degrees nationwide.
“Our faculty and staff have been extraordinarily innovative in delivering curricula in the online arena and in making our students career ready,” said DSC President Tom LoBasso. “Their success comes from a college-wide commitment to a culture of continuous improvement, one that has seen us evolve our online processes and advance our methodologies to reflect the latest best practices.”
DSC began offering bachelor’s degrees in 2006 and it now offers 11 bachelor’s programs. Over 1,600 baccalaureate students enrolled in DSC’s online bachelor’s degree courses in the 2015 – 2016 academic year. More than 13,100 students chose an online course in all programs combined. In this past fall semester alone, 1,143 students enrolled in a bachelor’s level online course.
“This ranking acknowledges and honors the decades of experience and commitment to quality, real-world and innovative higher education that Embry-Riddle Worldwide has been known for since its inception in 1971,” said Embry-Riddle Worldwide Chancellor Dr. John R. Watret. “When Embry-Riddle launched its distance learning and online programs as Worldwide, it was natural for the university to leverage its global reputation of excellence and faculty expertise in aviation and aerospace. We were one of the first to do that, but we’re not satisfied just maintaining the status quo, we continue to move forward, constantly finding new ways to provide even more valuable, more personal attention to our students. That’s what sets us apart, that’s what we are most proud of.”
Embry-Riddle Worldwide serves over 22,000 students online and at 125 campuses in the US and globally. The Worldwide headquarters is based in Daytona Beach and has almost 300 employees that oversee and design the global online program.
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