Berkeley College has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 list of the best colleges in the nation for online bachelor’s degree programs for the ninth consecutive year and earned the highest ranking of any New Jersey institution for online degree programs.
The U.S News rankings also recognized Berkeley College in two other categories: best online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans and best online bachelor’s degree programs for business.
“Berkeley College is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its tradition of excellence in online education that spans 24 years,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, interim president of Berkeley College. “The greatest hallmark of Berkeley College is our ability to provide students with individualized attention that helps them succeed in a way that best fits their lives – whether in a traditional classroom or online learning.”
Berkeley is a career-focused institution that offers students master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The college also offers continuing education programs to enhance career credentials. Berkeley College has New Jersey campuses in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park.
Berkeley College is one of four colleges in New Jersey ranked by U.S. News & World Report for best online bachelor’s degree programs; one of three New Jersey colleges ranked for best online bachelor’s degree programs for military and veteran students; and one of two New Jersey colleges ranked in the best online bachelor’s degree programs in business, at No. 98. To view the full rankings, click here.
Nationwide, Berkeley College is No. 87 out of the schools that completed the U.S. News Best Online Bachelor’s Degree survey. Fourteen colleges and universities tied for the 87th position. In the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans, Berkeley College is No. 51 out of the schools that completed the U.S. News Best Online Bachelor’s Degree survey; seven colleges and universities tied for the 51st position.
Online Resources at Berkeley College
Berkeley College students pursuing a degree online have access to the same support services as students who attend on-site, including academic advisement, the library, the Center for Academic Success, career services and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Online campus life experiences include online clubs, virtual volunteerism, wellness and personal development programs, and workshops focusing on student success. As of the fall 2021 semester, 37% of undergraduates were pursuing their degrees entirely online.
Veteran Finds Flexibility to Balance Work and Pursuit of Degree
John Paolillo, who graduated in fall 2021 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in General Business from Berkeley College, said online courses provided the flexibility he needed as he worked as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker.
“I found online classes very accommodating around my work hours,” said Paolillo, 60, a Toms River resident. “I especially enjoyed the structure of the weekly discussion boards, where we had to conduct research and convey our thoughts to the class.”
As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in the Air Force Reserve until his retirement in 2017, Paolillo saw how Berkeley College’s virtual student services would be convenient for those currently serving in the military.
“There are support systems in place to help those in the military be successful,” said Paolillo, who utilized virtual resources such as the library and the Center for Academic Success, which offers tutoring and assistance with assignments. Berkeley College also has an online Veterans Resource Center (VRC), in addition to four on-site VRC locations, where veterans can receive information about their VA benefits and network with other military students.
As a student, Paolillo had an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as Berkeley College’s Community Service Week, which offers both on-site and online options. He also marched with the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at the Veterans Day Parade in New York City.
Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business
The Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business offers degree programs in emerging fields such as Business Data Science, to set students apart in an innovation economy through a robust curriculum at the interface of business and emerging technology.
Additional degree programs include Accounting, Fashion Merchandising and Management, Financial Services, General Business, Health Services Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management and Marketing Communications. Berkeley College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The College also offers an MBA in Management program online and on campus in Woodland Park.