BROWNSVILLE - The College of Education at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) was ranked 39th in the country for its online graduate program by the U.S. News & World Report.
UTB’s ranking was based on the College of Education’s Master of Education in Educational Technology, the college’s only fully online degree program.
The college’s U.S. News & World Report ranking jumped from 91st to 39th in just one year on the strength of the Educational Technology graduate program alone. In the category of Student Services and Technology, the program was ranked fourth in the nation.
UTB is the only institution in the UT System ranked in the top 100. UTB is one of only five institutions statewide to make the top 100, and ranks third among those five. UTB leads the state in the Student Services and Technology category.
The Educational Technology program has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. This semester it had the highest enrollment of any program at the university, according to Rene Corbeil with the university.
The program’s student retention rate for the 2011-12 academic year was 80 percent and 130 students are enrolled in it for spring 2013.
The College of Education also has launched undergraduate specialization programs in Educational Technology: Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Applied Technology, and Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies.