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2024 College Rankings: U.S. News & World Report Ranks Online Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

Five of Montclair’s offerings ranked among the best in the country

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U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Online Programs survey for 2024 and once again, Montclair State University’s offerings rank among the best in the nation.

The five University programs that participate in the survey include the master’s in Business Administration (MBA), master’s in Education, master’s in Information Technology, master’s in Business and master’s in Nursing.

Highlights from the 2024 Best Online Programs Rankings:

  • Montclair’s online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program is ranked No. 15 in the nation and No. 1 in New Jersey. The education programs survey also ranked certain specialty areas, including Educational Administration and Supervision, in which the University also ranked at No. 15.
  • Montclair’s online MBA program ranked at No. 74 in the nation, up 11 spots from 2023, and ranked second in the state. The Master of Science in Business Analytics program ranked at No. 71 in the nation.
  • The University’s Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Information Technology (Professional Science Master’s) is ranked No. 47, the highest ranking the program has received since participating in the survey.
  • In its second appearance in the rankings, the University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, launched in 2018, had a substantial increase, improving nearly 50 spots to No. 77 and is tied for second in New Jersey.

U.S. News & World Report program rankings are based on scores from five categories – student engagement, services and technologies, student excellence, faculty credentials and training, and opinions of academic experts.

“Our mission is to ensure students across disciplines can have access to affordable, high-quality educational options that meet them where they are,” says Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Junius Gonzales. “This latest recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a reflection of our efforts to ensure we are at the forefront of creating curricula and using educational technologies that serve graduates both now and in the future, and that support their 21st-century work and lives.”

Montclair’s Online Offerings

Montclair also offers several other online graduate degree and certificate options designed to equip working professionals with career-enhancing skills, including:

For more information on all of Montclair State University’s online graduate programs, visit Learn more about Montclair’s rankings by visiting