Newswise — Tempe, Ariz. – The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University ranks among the top ten online engineering graduate programs in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. The Fulton Schools of Engineering lands at #9, moving up two spots from #11 in 2018.  

The Fulton Schools of Engineering’s upward trajectory as a leader in distance learning is a direct result of its commitment to ASU’s charter tenets of access, inclusion and innovation.

Today nearly 700 online graduate students are engaging with their instructors and peers using the Fulton Schools of Engineering’s diverse distance learning technologies, which include new studio facilities that enhance course materials for online students and courses taught through interactive educational platforms.

Online learners are privy to the same award-winning faculty, curriculum and resources offered to campus-based students.

“One of our most important goals is to provide access to students across the globe to quality engineering and technology education, whether they are studying in our digitally immersed or campus-immersed environments,” says Kyle Squires, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. “The ranking is a gratifying outcome that results from a deliberate and strategic focus on quality programs and student achievement.”

The Fulton Schools of Engineering offers 18 online degrees spanning electrical, industrial and systems engineering, among others. Ten of those programs are at the master’s level. Online graduate offerings have continued to expand with two new programs added this past fall – the Master of Computer Science and the Master of Science in Information Technology.   

“As technology and industry needs continue to evolve, we reaffirm our commitment to our tenets of access and innovation by developing programs and learning experiences that allow our graduates to be innovators, creators, makers and problem-solvers in a student-centered academic environment,” says Jeff Goss, assistant dean and executive director of Global Outreach and Extended Education. “The future ‘digital’ workforce will need access to continuing education to remain competitive and our online programs provide these life-long learning opportunities.”

Students enrolled in online engineering graduate programs have access to learning assistance, advising, career guidance and financial aid resources. By incorporating best practices for online education and partnering with digital education platform providers, faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are meeting the need to increase access to higher education worldwide and prepare the workforce for a global industry.

“It is the dedication to continuous improvement by our faculty and their outstanding instruction that differentiates us from our peers and in turn enables student success in their programs and as practicing engineers and technologists upon graduation,” says Squires.

U.S. News & World Report computed its rankings from among 96 schools offering master’s degrees in engineering, rating them in the categories of engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, services and technologies, and student success.

See the complete list of 2019 Best Online Engineering Programs Rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website.