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FIU Online ranks 5th overall program in Florida, top 20 in many programs

by Morgan Hughes

Apr 27, 2020, 9:00 AM.

Many of FIU’s degrees and programs offered online have ranked in the top 20 in the latest Guide to Online Schools.

FIU was ranked as No. 5 in 2020 Best Online Colleges in Florida, based on alumni salaries and tuition rates. In addition, 16 of FIU’s online bachelor’s ranked in the top 20 in each respective category, and six master’s programs ranked in the top 30 in each respective category.

Some key Guide to Online Schools bachelor’s degree rankings:

  • Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration – No. 1
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science – No. 4
  • Bachelor’s in Sociology – No. 5
  • Bachelor’s in Public Administration – No. 5
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering – No. 6
  • Bachelor’s in Public Relations – No. 6
  • Bachelor’s in History – No. 7
  • Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education – No. 8
  • Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management – No. 9
  • Bachelor’s in IT – No. 9
  • Bachelor’s in English – No. 10
  • Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management – No. 11
  • Bachelor’s in Finance – No. 12
  • Bachelor’s in Human Resources – No. 18
  • Bachelor’s in Communications – No. 20
  • Bachelor’s in Marketing – No. 20


Some key Guide to Online Schools master’s degree rankings:

  • Master’s in Forensic Science – No. 2
  • Master’s in Human Resources – No. 8
  • Master’s in History – No. 9 
  • Master’s in Public Health – No. 15
  • Master’s in Public Administration – No. 20
  • Master’s in Healthcare Administration – No. 22


FIU is the No. 2 public institution in the nation for Quality Matters-certified courses, a nonprofit organization that has certified the quality of over 450 FIU courses. FIU Online offers more than 100 fully online degrees, and has gathered recent accolades such as competitive rankings in U.S. News & World Report. FIU Online enrollment growth for the academic year 2018-2019 topped the national average in recent months, increasing 29 percent above the previous year and outpacing the 15 percent national average. 

Guide to Online Schools is a comprehensive guide that enables students to compare online colleges throughout the U.S., in order to choose the best program for their career aspirations and budget.

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