College of Business climbs in national online rankings

Colorado State University’s College of Business has been recognized as an outstanding provider of online graduate education programs for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report. Both the online MBA and graduate business programs placed in the top tier of the nation’s distance education offerings.

CSU’s graduate business programs ranked No. 31 on the latest list, climbing an astounding 44 spots in just two years. This is the first year the magazine has published a separate online MBA ranking, and Colorado State appears at No. 57 out of the 195 schools on the list. Both lists give CSU’s faculty credentials and student engagement high marks.

“We are extremely pleased to see that our online MBA and graduate business programs have been nationally ranked by U.S. News for their academic excellence, rigor and support of the students,” said Sanjay Ramchander, associate dean of academic programs for the College of Business.  “This achievement can be largely attributed to the talented and dedicated students, staff and faculty we have in the College. It is gratifying to note that our efforts to continually improve the quality and impact of our programs are being recognized by the marketplace.”

Colorado State’s online graduate education program in the College of Health and Human Sciences was also ranked 78th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. A complete list of best online rankings and methodologies is available online.

This U.S. News and World Report ranking is just the latest recognition for the CSU College of Business. Earlier this year, the magazine ranked the part-time MBA program 34th in the nation in its 2014 Best Graduate Schools edition. The program was the highest ranked one of its kind in Colorado.

  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked the College of Business as one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country for 2014. CSU ranked No. 73 in this year’s BusinessWeek rankings, up from No. 89 last year.
  • Net Impact, a community of student and professional leaders dedicated to positive social and environmental change, recently placed the College of Business fifth among its Top 50 Schools for Social Impact and 21st among its Top 50 Schools for Environmental Sustainability.
  • The Princeton Review placed the College of Business among the “Best Administered” business schools in the nation and ranked it sixth in the nation in the “Best 295 Business Schools” book for 2014.