Nicholls Online places Top 3 in State

Nicholls State University ranks third in Louisiana in online undergraduate degree programs, according to a recent listing.

Up significantly since last year, Nicholls Online placed 165 nationally, compared to 252 previously. These rankings are from the U.S. News and World Report rankings released earlier this month.

“The faculty who teach through Nicholls Online have been continuously working on improvements with their courses to offer the best possible classes for their students,” Dr. Andrew Simoncelli, Director of Distance Education. “The Office of Distance Education has been trying to get the faculty the training and tools they need to succeed while offering quality customer service to students.”

The U.S. News and World Report evaluates over 1,600 distance education bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and sorts them based on factors such as student engagement, faculty training, student services, and technology and peer reputation.

Nicholls Online currently offers nine online undergraduate programs: history, English, business administration, nursing health sciences, psychology, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, and political science.

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