The University of Michigan (U-M) continues to be a national leader in online graduate engineering education, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

In its 2020 rankings released this week, U.S. News placed the U-M College of Engineering #4 on the list of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs, tied with the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Acknowledging the excellence of its five multidisciplinary online degrees and an array of innovative learning tools, the College improved its position from a year ago to move into the Top 5 nationally.

U.S. News assesses institutions based on program excellence, reputation among peer institutions, faculty credentials, and admissions selectivity. Factors such as engagement and services and technology are also assessed. Only institutions whose program coursework can be completed entirely online are considered for the Online Programs rankings.

“We are pleased to be recognized among the nation’s leading schools for online engineering education by U.S. News,” said Diane Landsiedel, Executive Director of Nexus, the College’s home for online and professional education. “I think the results reflect our ongoing commitment to excellence.”

With a diverse community composed of 1,000+ online graduate engineering alumni and hundreds of current students around the globe, the College maintains this commitment by offering five online Master of Engineering degrees and 40+ online credit courses taught by faculty from multiple disciplines across campus.