SJC Online Named One of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs

January 15, 2020 BK LI

BROOKLYN and PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – January 15, 2020 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) Online (SJC Online) is pleased to announce that it was once again ranked as a Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report for its 2020 rankings, moving up four spots in the category. 

“Providing fine programs that educate the whole person has been the hallmark of the College's founding order, the Sisters of St. Joseph, for over one hundred years,” said SJC President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. “This ranking by U.S. News and World Report shows that St. Joseph's College has successfully brought this commitment and reputation for excellence to online higher education. With a wide range of offerings on the undergraduate and graduate levels, and 27 fully online programs, SJC Online is a recognized leader in providing precisely what today's students need to thrive in their chosen fields: a value-based education at a reasonable cost.”

To compile the list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, U.S. News & World Report assessed colleges and universities based on four general categories: engagement with instructors and classmates; services and technology incorporated into programs; faculty credentials and training; and expert opinion, as well as how employers view candidates who hold degrees from each institution. 

“SJC Online has carved out a niche in the online higher education landscape because it brings the unique value proposition of a St. Joseph's education to a rapidly growing community of learners,” said Amy Poland, Ph.D., associate dean and director for online learning at St. Joseph’s College. “With each passing semester and a great deal of hard work, our faculty and staff deliver the rich experience of an SJC education, characterized by affordability and academic excellence, to an increasing number of online students across the region.”

SJC Online — the College’s fully online campus — offers more than 25 online degree programs for students interested in furthering their academic, personal and professional education goals while taking advantage of the College’s resources, discounted tuition rate and generous transfer credit system for online learning.

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.