February 17, 2012
From: Laura J. Woodard, Director of Media Relations
ULM online programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report
When U.S. News & World Report released its recent rankings for online programs, the University of Louisiana at Monroe was the only Louisiana institution recognized in all four categories.
ULM was recognized primarily for its master of arts in teaching degree program. "It is very exciting, and we do think it's well deserved," said Sandra Lemoine, dean of ULM's College of Education and Human Development.
"These rankings show we are maintaining the integrity of our online programs by making sure each course that is put online is a quality product."
U.S. News & World Report is known for its ranking system and annual reports on American colleges, graduate schools and hospitals.
ULM fared well in the "Top Online Graduate Education Programs" grouping:
• Number 19 in "Admissions Selectivity" - no other Louisiana institution was listed in the top 26. View the online ranking.
• Number 33 in "Faculty Credentials and Training" - no other Louisiana institution was listed in the top 69. View the online ranking.
• Number 68 in "Student Services and Technology" – ULM is ranked highest among Louisiana institutions with Northwestern at number 75. No other Louisiana institutions were listed in the top 151. View the online ranking.
• Number 99 in "Student Engagement and Accreditation" - ULM was ranked second to Northwestern at number 51. No other Louisiana institution was listed in the top 156. View the online ranking.