Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Online Graduate Programs in Engineering, Education and Business Rank Among Top in Nation

KINGSVILLE - January 14, 2014

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering is ranked 9th in the nation for its online master’s degree program in industrial engineering, according to recent rankings of online graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report. The program tied for 9th place with North Carolina State University.  

The industrial engineering program ranked third in the country for student engagement and seventh for faculty credentials and training among all online engineering graduate programs.

In 2012, the program ranked 21st overall.

Dr. Stephan Nix, Dean of the Dotterweich College of Engineering, said the ranking reflects the efforts of highly skilled faculty to grow the program since its creation in 2008.

“Our industrial engineering faculty has worked very hard to create a top-notch M.S. program that is offered both online and on-campus,” Nix said. “The college is very proud of what they have accomplished in such a short period of time.”

U.S. News & World Report also ranked the online graduate programs in A&M-Kingsville’s College of Education and Human Performance 50th in the nation, tying with Dakota State University, Georgia Southern University and University of Pittsburgh. The College of Education and Human Performance also ranked 12th for student engagement.

Currently, the College of Education and Human Performance offers online master’s programs in the following areas: adult education, educational administration, counseling and guidance, instructional technology, kinesiology, reading specialization, early childhood education and teacher education. 

“This is a great endorsement of our online master’s programs,” said Dr. Albert Ruiz, dean of the College of Education and Human Performance. “Given the growing need to deliver instruction in a variety of formats, our college is well on its way to securing a firm position in delivering quality online education in this region, as well as the nation.”

Yet another U.S. News & World Report ranking was achieved for the online master’s in business administration program, in A&M-Kingsville’s College of Business Administration—it ranked 148th in the nation.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology.


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