U.S. News & World Report Recognizes WTAMU Online Programs

Jan 15, 2019
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CANYON, Texas—U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019 Best Online Programs and West Texas A&M University’s programs earned multiple recognitions in the coveted rankings.

U.S. News & World Report announced the Best Online program rankings today as a resource for students seeking information about online programs for degree completion and career advancement. Only degree-granting programs were considered for the 2019 list, and rankings were based on engagement, faculty credentials and training, services and technology and expert opinion. Academic programs at more than 400 different universities were considered in the 2019 rankings. 

The following West Texas A&M University online programs were recognized in the 2019 rankings:

  • No. 18—Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • No. 13—Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans
  • No. 26—Best Online Specialized Graduate Business Program
  • No. 14—Best Online Specialized Graduate Business Program for Veterans
  • No. 31—Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Program
  • No. 45—Best Online MBA Program
  • No. 26—Best Online MBA Program for Veterans
  • No. 93—Best Online Graduate Nursing Program

The eight West Texas A&M University programs highlighted for the undergraduate bachelor’s degree program rankings are B.B.A.-management; B.B.A.-marketing; B.B.A.-law and economics; B.B.A.-finance; B.B.A.-general business; B.A./B.S. criminal justice; B.S. nursing; and health sciences. In addition to the No. 18 national ranking, the undergraduate programs at West Texas A&M University were ranked No. 1 in the state of Texas.

The graduate programs recognized in the rankings include Master of Science in finance and economics (M.S.F.E.) as a specialized graduate business program, Master of Science in computer information systems and business analytics (M.S. C.I.S.B.A.) as a computer information technology program, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program with concentration options in management, marketing, computer information systems and healthcare management and the Master of Science in nursing (M.S.N.).

The WTAMU online rankings of the bachelor’s, specialized graduate business and M.B.A. programs for veterans were recognized with top 30 national rankings and the No. 1 ranking in the state of Texas in their respective categories. Recognition for serving veterans by U.S. News & World Report is consistent with the Texas A&M University System commitment to providing a welcoming environment, quality education and path to success for veterans, dependents and the military community.

"We are pleased to consistently earn U.S. News and World Report recognition in the annual ranking of online programs," Dr. Neil Terry, dean of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business, said. "To be ranked across multiple programs is a credit to the efforts put forth by the student support staff, instructional design team and faculty, who are the keys to making West Texas A&M University a national leader in online education."

For more information about the online degree programs offered at West Texas A&M University go to or contact the Admissions Office at or 806-651-2020.