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University of South Florida's online programs ranked among best in the country

TAMPA — Looking for a prime college to attend from the comfort of your computer? The University of South Florida is one of the best, according to new education rankings.

The first ranking comes from the Guide to Online Schools, an index that lists schools with the overall best and most affordable online programs, using data from the federal government's National Center for Education Statistics. USF made its first appearance this year, coming in at 25. It's the only Florida public university on the list, which includes Saint Leo University Online at No. 18.

In the other ranking, U.S. News & World Report named USF's online graduate programs in engineering and education among the best nationally for the second year in a row. Engineering is ranked 22nd this year, with education ranked 47th.

USF offers 22 completely online programs, graduate and undergraduate, in everything from applied sciences to music education to public health. About 58 percent of students take at least one online course, according to the Florida Board of Governors. Out of all the schools in Florida, USF has the most students taking classes online.

University of South Florida's online programs ranked among best in the country 01/15/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:54pm]
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