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By Doug Goodnough, Director of Marketing and Communications
Siena Heights University

February 3, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – For the ninth consecutive year, Siena Heights University’s undergraduate Online Learning Program was ranked nationally by the U.S. News and World Report. For the sixth consecutive year, Siena Heights University was the top-rated in Michigan among all institutions. 
Siena Heights tied for 35th among all public and private institutions, as well as the third highest ranked Catholic institution and the eighth highest ranked private college or university in the nation. In addition, Siena Heights University had the following U.S. News and World Report rankings: 

  • Tied for 29th in the nation in the Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans category. That was also the highest ranking by a Michigan college or university in that category. 

  • For the first time, SHU Global’s Online MBA program earned national recognition, tying for 199th in the nation.  

  • SHU Global’s Online Business program also was ranked in the top 228 programs in the nation. 

Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD

“Our Online Learning Program continues the standard of excellence that we expect at Siena Heights,” said Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD, President of Siena Heights University. “To be ranked nationally for nine consecutive years, as well as the top-rated in Michigan for six straight years, is quite an accomplishment, especially during these challenging times. Our faculty and staff should be congratulated.” 
U.S. News and World Report’s methodology included student engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, and student services and technology to determine the rankings. The publication released its 2022 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings January 25. 

“Now more than ever, students are in need of a quality online educational experience,” said Dr. Cheri Betz, SHU Global Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies. “The U.S. News and World Report ranking provides current and potential students with an assurance that as an online student at Siena, they will be in a learning environment designed to set them up for success.”  

Siena Heights University has offered online bachelor’s degree completion programs in selected majors since 2004. 

“Siena's consistent achievement of the U.S. News and World Report rankings speaks to the years of designated resources our institution has invested in online education,” Dr. Betz said. “Our positive reputation for training and developing online faculty has grown through the years, so much so that Siena now offers online faculty trainings to other institutions.” 
To view the complete U.S. News and World Report rankings, visit www.usnews.com/education/online-education/rankings
For more information about Siena Heights University’s SHU Global Online Learning Program, contact 1-866-937-2748 or visit https://www.sienaheights.edu/shu-global/.


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