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Twenty New Jersey colleges and universities were recently recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 rankings for having among the nation’s best online bachelor’s and graduate degree programs. 

The magazine evaluated online programs at over 1,750 colleges and universities for its 2024 rankings. To compile the list, it examined a variety of factors such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies. Highly ranked programs also “excel at educating distance learners while providing robust career and financial support,” it said. 

New Jersey colleges and universities selected as offering the best online bachelor’s degree programs and graduate business programs are noted below, along with their ranking. For the best online higher education programs in criminal justice, computer information and technology, education, engineering, and nursing, go to the magazine’s website here. 

Best Online Bachelor’s 

  • Rutgers University – Camden (67) 
  • Rowan University (71) 
  • Berkeley College – Woodland Park (167) 
  • Kean University (197) 

Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans 

  • Rutgers University – Camden (43) 
  • Rowan University (44) 
  • Berkeley College – Woodland Park (88) 

Best Online MBA 

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (60) 
  • Montclair State University (74) 
  • Rutgers University – Camden, Rutgers Business School Camden (74) 
  • Rowan University Rohrer College of Business (112) 
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Martin Tuchman School of Business (126) 
  • Rider University Norm Brodsky School of Business (193) 
  • Berkeley College – Woodland Park (260-345) 
  • Caldwell University (260-345) 
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business (260-345) 

Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans 

  • Rutgers University – Camden (48) 

Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA) 

  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick & Newark (6) 
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (35) 
  • Rutgers University – Camden (68) 
  • Montclair State University (71) 
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology – Martin Tuchman School of Management (109) 
  • Rider University Norm Brodsky College of Business (120) 
  • Rowan University Rohrer College of Business (122) 
  • Caldwell University (163-213) 
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business (163-213) 

Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (excluding MBA) 

  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick & Newark (2)