Rowan again ranked high for online programs

Rowan again ranked high for online programs


Rowan University has been recognized as the second best college or university in New Jersey for online studies by the web site AffordableCollegesOnline.Org., the second organization to recognize Rowan for online programming this year.

The organization, which noted that New Jersey has more than 80 colleges and universities offering varying degrees of online programming, ranked Rowan among the three best four-year institutions in the state for virtual instruction, one place behind Rutgers University-New Brunswick and one ahead of Thomas Edison State University.

It ranked Rowan College at Burlington County the best two-year institution in New Jersey for online programming.

In order to be considered, AffordableCollegesOnline.Org requires four-year colleges and universities to be accredited and to offer at least three online bachelor’s or master’s degrees and to have an annual in-state tuition of less than $25,000.

Its methodology also considers: average in-state net price for first-time/full-time undergraduates, the number and breadth of online programs available, the student-teacher ratio, the six-year graduation rate, the percentage of beginning, full-time undergraduate students receiving scholarship/grant aid from the college, the average amount of financial aid students receive directly from the college, the availability of academic/career counseling services, the availability of job placement services for students and graduates and the three-year loan default rate.


U.S. News: Rowan #3 online in N.J.

Rowan this year was also ranked well by U.S. News & World Report for online-education, third in New Jersey for bachelor’s degrees in 2018.

The rankings, summarized by the online news agency Return on Information (ROI-NJ), include a study of 357 schools nationwide offering online bachelor’s degrees.

Among them, Berkeley College offered the top-rated online bachelor’s degree program in New Jersey, Rutgers University-Camden was ranked second and Rowan’s online offerings were ranked third.

Formerly considered by U.S. News a perennially top Regional University, Rowan in 2017 was reclassified a National University by the magazine, a more competitive and prestigious designation whose change reflected Rowan’s recently gained status as a Carnegie doctoral-level research university.