Here's where Maryland universities rank on U.S. News and World Report's best online programs list - Baltimore


Jan. 26, 2021 2:22 pm

Here’s where Maryland universities rank on U.S. News and World Report’s best online programs list

Johns Hopkins and University System of Maryland schools are named in the MBA, IT and engineering categories.
Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins University.

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More than 15 Maryland-based degree programs appear on the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 rankings of best online programs.

The annual lists, issued Tuesday, arrive as the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a spotlight on virtual education. They evaluate more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Note for this year, especially: They track programs that are always online, and do not include those that shifted to virtual due to the pandemic.

“As in-person gatherings remain limited, we might see more interest in online degrees than in prepandemic years,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News, in a statement. “But online degrees aren’t only practical in the short term — distance education can also be conducive to a schedule that includes full-time work or other commitments.”

Here’s where Maryland schools appeared in each of the categories:

Bachelor’s degrees

  • 179. Frostburg State University
  • 256-337. Coppin State University
  • 256-337. Stevenson University
  • Unranked. Morgan State University

Computer information technology (master’s)

  • 2. Johns Hopkins University
  • 43. University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • 60. Towson University


  • 10. University of Maryland College Park
  • 100. University of Baltimore
  • 126. Salisbury University
  • 197. Frostburg State University
  • 221. Morgan State University

Business master’s (non-MBA)

  • 121. Morgan State University

Engineering (Master’s)

  • 10. Johns Hopkins University
  • 15. University of Maryland College Park

Nursing (master’s)

  • 14. Johns Hopkins University
  • 75. University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • 131. Salisbury University

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