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The 澳门六合历史开奖鈥檚 inclusion in U.S. News & World Report鈥檚 national Best Online Programs rankings placed a range of 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette Online programs among the nation鈥檚 best.

The rankings also underscore the status of several programs as tops in Louisiana, highlighted by 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette鈥檚 No. 57 national ranking in the Best Online Bachelor's Program category. That ranking means 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette is the state鈥檚 highest-ranked university in that category for the eighth straight year.
 
Other categories for which U.S. News鈥 national rankings make 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette Online programs best in the state for 2024 鈥 along with the ranking of each 鈥 are: Best Online Master鈥檚 in Nursing Program (No. 20); Best Online Business Master鈥檚, non-MBA (No. 38); Best Online Bachelor鈥檚 Program for Veterans (No. 42); and Best Online Bachelor鈥檚 in Business Program (No. 75).

U.S. News also ranked the University for: Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (No. 75); Best Online MBA Program (No. 112); and Best Online Master's in Education Program (No. 127).

U.S. News evaluated schools based on a variety of factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies, according to a press release.

Dr. Jaimie Hebert, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said the rankings reflect the University鈥檚 dedication to student success.

鈥淔or us, these rankings speak to more than the quality of 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette鈥檚 online degree opportunities; they speak to an exceptional student experience,鈥 he explained.

鈥淎s an R1 institution, we know our University is in the top-tier of academic rigor and research. But more than that, we鈥檙e committed to providing access and support for students to succeed across pathways,鈥 Hebert added.

Since 2010, 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette has expanded its online opportunities to include six online bachelor鈥檚 degree programs, 10 graduate degree programs, and five graduate certificate programs.

Dr. Claire Arabie, director of 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette Online, said the University鈥檚 priority in offering online degree programs has also been to provide support services for those students who cannot access on-campus opportunities.

Arabie oversees the University鈥檚 online student support team, which she said serves as online students鈥 bridge to campus, helping with everything from applying and registering to adapting to online coursework.

鈥淥nline students have unique needs, and our team is trained to anticipate and respond to those challenges as students work to complete their degrees while working full time and, often, while raising families,鈥 Arabie said.

鈥淢any of our online students are returning to complete their bachelor鈥檚 degree or earn a graduate degree after being out of school for several years 鈥 sometimes decades. We want to create a smooth transition so they鈥檙e able to achieve their academic and professional goals,鈥 she added.

Serving students on campus and across the country presents unique challenges and opportunities, said Dr. Mary Farmer-Kaiser, dean of the Graduate School. As her office develops programming to engage graduate students, she said her team looks for opportunities to connect online students with others across the graduate education community.
 
鈥淲hether students are online or on campus, they鈥檙e part of a global community of 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette scholars, making real and lasting change,鈥 Farmer-Kaiser said. 鈥淔ostering those connections is critical as the relationships graduate students build with their professors and with each other open the door for long-term partnerships and opportunities for growth and innovation.鈥

To learn more about the University鈥檚 online degree programs and resources for online students, visit louisiana.edu/online.

Photo caption: U.S. News & World Report鈥檚 2024 Best Online Programs Rankings give high marks to 澳门六合历史开奖 Lafayette for a range of programs. (Photo credit: Rachel Rafati / 澳门六合历史开奖)