NSU public safety program ranked #1 in nation; seven other online programs in top 10


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State’s online bachelor’s program in Unified Public Safety Administration has been ranked as the best online program in the nation by the website guidetoonlineschools.com.

The ranking was one eight top 10 national rankings recently achieved by one of Northwestern State online programs.

Six NSU programs were ranked in the top 10 by affordablecolleges.com. The bachelor’s in accounting was ranked third, the bachelor’s in liberal arts was ranked third and the bachelor’s of general studies was seventh. The master’s in secondary education and master of art in teaching was eight while the bachelor’s in business administration was 10th. The UPSA was ranked seventh for affordability by onlineu.org.

“Northwestern State has gained an excellent national reputation for developing outstanding online degree programs that are affordable and meet the needs of students,” said Dr. Darlene Williams, vice president for technology, innovation and economic development.  “The validation by experts in the field of distance learning shows the work done by our faculty and staff to develop academic programs that are innovative and responsive to the needs of business and industry.”

The UPSA rankings are available at
•    guidetoonlineschools.com/degrees/fire-science#best-value and
•    onlineu.org/most-affordable-colleges/fire-science-degrees.

The rankings for affordablecolleges.com are online at
•    affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-masters-secondary-education-degrees/,
•    affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-masters-secondary-education-degrees/,
•    affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-bachelors-general-studies-degrees/,
•    affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-bachelors-liberal-arts-degrees,
•    affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-bachelors-degrees-business-administration/ and
•    affordablecolleges.com/rankings/affordable-online-accounting-bachelors-degrees/.

Affordablecolleges.com assigns each ranked institution a value score based on loan default rates, graduation rates and financial aid data based upon the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Onlineu.org and guidetoonlineschools.com gathers information from individual school’s websites and the National Center for Education Statistics, the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education.

For more information on online programs at Northwestern State, go to nsula.edu/ensu.