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KU Rises in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Online Education Graduate Programs

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KUTZTOWN, PA (JANUARY 2019) Kutztown University was recognized by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday as one of the best online education graduate programs of 2019.

KU ranks 77th of more than 300 listed institutions with a score of 78, an increase from last year's ranking of 141st and a score of 66.

Among its peers, Kutztown leads all Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools and ranks fourth among all Pennsylvania institutions.

At KU, all of the online education classes are recorded and archived so students can access the information on their time. The application deadline for online education degree programs is rolling.

The MED Instructional Technology program is aligned with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards. The online Masters of Curriculum and Instruction can be completed online or in a blended format. The Principal Certification program, Supervisory Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction, and English as a Second Language certification are built into the program.

For the 2019 edition of the Best Online Graduate Education Programs rankings, U.S. News ranked schools based on five general categories. Here is a look at each category and its weight in the current rankings formula:

  • Engagement (30 percent)
  • Services and Technologies (20 percent)
  • Expert Opinion (20 percent)
  • Student Excellence (15 percent)
  • Faculty Credentials and Training (15 percent)

For more information on the College of Education, contact Tanya Faust at or by phone at 610-683-4332.

About Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90 minutes from Philadelphia.

As the region's center for excellence in academics, culture and public engagement, KU's programs and reputation for quality offer students the opportunity to discover lifelong avenues of learning and discovery. KU students select from more than 100 areas of study within four colleges in a diverse liberal arts academic environment. To complement their studies, KU's NCAA Division II athletics program with 21 varsity sports joins the more than 160 student clubs and organizations providing students with a variety of activities for learning and discovery.

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