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By Madelyn Birmingham
Content Writer, Siena Heights University

February 1, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – For the 10th consecutive year, Siena Heights University’s undergraduate Online Learning Program was ranked nationally by the U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, for the seventh consecutive year, the University was the top-rated in Michigan among all institutions.

Siena Heights tied for 30th among all public and private institutions, sixth highest ranked private institution, and the first Catholic institution to make an appearance on the list. 

In addition, Siena Heights University was ranked 26th 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.

“Our Online Learning Program continues the standard of excellence that we expect at Siena Heights,” said Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD, President. “To be ranked nationally for 10 consecutive years, as well as the top-rated in Michigan for seven straight years, is quite an accomplishment. We know our Online Learning Programs consistently deliver excellence and value to students. Siena Heights is extremely proud of this honor, and I would like to congratulate our faculty and staff on this prestigious ranking.”

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 2023 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings on January 24.

“Now more than ever, students are in need of a quality online educational experience, and for more than 10 years, we have systematically invested in creating and maintaining an online program worth of this recognition.” said Dr. Cheri Betz, Executive Vice President. “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 intentionally designed for student success.”

Siena Heights University also ranked first nationally in faculty credentials and training with a perfect 100 score, and ninth in student engagement, according to the publication.

Siena Heights has offered online bachelor’s degree completion programs in selected majors since 2004. The University is proud to receive a distinction as tremendous as that from the U.S. News and World Report and extends a sincere congratulations and thank you to all involved in supporting the Online Program.

To view the complete U.S. News and World Report rankings, visit https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/rankings.

For more information about Siena Heights University’s Online Learning Program, contact 1-866-937-2748 or visit start.sienaheights.edu/online.


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