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OU Ranks Among Best Online Programs


OU Ranks Among Best Online Programs

January 24, 2023

NORMAN, OKLA. – U.S. News & World Report has unveiled its 2023 Best Online Programs rankings, and the University of Oklahoma continued its trend of consistently landing in the top online programs in the nation, ranking in 12 categories. This is the eighth consecutive year OU has made the list.

The list, an analysis of U.S. higher education options for nontraditional learners, named OU No. 9 among best online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans, up one spot from last year. Also ranking in the Top 10 best online programs for veterans was the Criminal Justice master’s degree program, which landed at No. 8.

In addition, out of more than 380 programs nationwide, OU ranked No. 16 in the overall category of best online bachelor’s degree programs.

Gregg Garn, OU vice president for online learning, said OU is committed to making high-quality, flexible online degrees accessible to all students.

“OU is the regional leader in online learning, and we are continually striving to deliver a distinctive learning experience that is flexible enough to meet our students’ needs without sacrificing quality,” Garn said. “We are proud of our long history of bringing top-notch OU degrees to students who are balancing school with work, family and other obligations. This recognition reflects our achievements as we continue to offer affordable and flexible ways for students to earn their degrees.”

Other online master’s degree programs at OU earning impressive placements in the rankings include MBA at No. 169, Business (non-MBA) at No. 66 and Education at No. 169.

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, evaluated more than 1,800 online degree programs—an all-time high—to create the rankings list. The rankings only include degree-granting programs offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions.

See the full list of OU programs that ranked in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs here.

OU has been bringing the excellence of OU’s academic and credit-related programs to nontraditional learners for more than 60 years, becoming internationally recognized in higher education for meeting the needs of adult learners.

Learn more about OU’s online bachelor’s programs by visiting Learn more about OU’s online graduate degrees at

About OU Online

OU Online provides an accessible, flexible education for those looking to pursue a fully online degree from the University of Oklahoma. As the regional leader of online learning, OU Online offers 44 degree options to over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. Learn more about OU’s online bachelor’s programs by visiting Learn more about OU’s online graduate degrees at

About the University of Oklahoma

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. For more information visit

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.