U.S. News Ranks PBA 21st Nationally in Online Bachelor’s Programs

Palm Beach Atlantic University ranks 21st nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Education Programs, announced today. Palm Beach Atlantic is tied with Regent University (Va.), Washington State University (Wash.) and Wayne State University (Mich.). U.S. News rated 205 online bachelor’s degree programs in this survey.

Palm Beach Atlantic University ranks 21st nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Online Education Programs, announced Jan. 8. PBA is a private, Christ-centered college in West Palm Beach, Fla., USA.



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Palm Beach Atlantic offers three bachelor’s degree programs completely online: ministry, organizational management and psychology. Last year, the University launched its first online master’s degree, the master of science degree in leadership.

In addition, the University offers numerous undergraduate courses online and about 25 percent of the University’s student body is enrolled in at least one online course per academic year.

“To be one of only three Florida universities listed by U.S. News among the top 25 online bachelor’s degree programs is a tremendous achievement for Palm Beach Atlantic and our Office of Online Learning,” University President William M. B. Fleming Jr. said. “This ranking recognizes the University’s long-standing commitment to innovation and broadening access to Christ-first higher education.”

“Our team is delighted to be acknowledged by U.S. News for the third consecutive year,” said Dr. Patricia Bassett, director of online learning at PBA. “This ranking follows back-to-back honors by the Association of Christian Distance Learning (ACCESS) with their Online Course of the Year Award in both 2013 and 2012.”

For more information on Palm Beach Atlantic’s online degree programs, go to http://learn-well.pba.edu. To learn more about the U.S. News Best Online Education Program rankings, please visit http://www.usnews.com/online-education.