Three Marist Programs Included in 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Education Program” Rankings

Three of Marist College’s online offerings were ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Education Program” rankings for 2018. 

The online Bachelor’s degree program in Professional Studies was ranked #41, while two graduate programs were recognized for excellence. The graduate programs in business (non-MBA) were ranked #51 and the Master’s in Business Administration was #76 in the MBA category. 

To devise its lists, U.S. News considered four general categories: student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation. Complete rankings are available at

These latest rankings affirm Marist's role as a longtime leader in delivering top-quality online education. “Marist has long been a frontrunner in distance learning, having offered online courses for more than a decade,” said Sean P. Kaylor, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing and Communication. “Our faculty are able to leverage the online format to benefit working adults, delivering flexible, rigorous, and efficient programs that lead to career-enhancing degrees.” 


Marist’s Online BA/BS in Professional Studies 

“Finish@Marist,” an integrative, accelerated bachelor's degree completion option in Professional Studies can be customized to draw upon previous college, service, and professional experience. Broad degree concentration options and accelerated 6- to 15-week courses, along with online, on-ground, and hybrid classroom choices, allow adult students to tailor this option to meet their interests and career goals and finish on a schedule that suits their needs. 

For more information on Marist’s online BA/BS in Professional Studies, visit

Marist’s Online Business Graduate Programs                                                                                                                           

Marist offers a 100% online Master’s Degree in Public Administration. The MPA program features distinct areas of concentration to choose from, including ethical leadership, healthcare administration, and public management. In 2017, Marist launched a Master’s in Professional Accountancy program. 

For more information about these offerings, visit

Marist’s Online MBA                                                                                                                                     

Marist launched New York State's first AACSB-accredited, 100%-online MBA program in 1998, one of the first such programs in the nation. The AACSB is the premier business school accrediting body. Also known as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, it accredits less than one-third of business programs in the world. 

For more information on the Marist MBA program, visit

About Marist 

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.