Shippensburg University’s Online masters in business administration program was named this week by U.S. News & World Report 2017 edition as one of the top programs in the nation.

The “2017 Best Online MBA Programs” ranking lists SU’s program in the John L. Grove College of Business as 115th in the nation.

“The Grove College of Business commitment to excellence in academic and professional preparation of its Online MBA students is evidenced by consistent high ranking by U.S. News & World Report. I am very proud of our highly qualified faculty, and dedicated professional staff. We are also fortunate to have a supportive administration, and a highly engaged alumni and Advisory Board.  With their support, we will continue to find ways to engage online students in meaningful and productive ways.” said Dr. John Kooti, Dean, Grove College of Business.

This is the second year the program has been ranked by the publication.

The rankings are based on 5 categories: student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training and student services and technology.

Shippensburg launched its online MBA program in Fall 2012. Students can complete it on either a full-time or part-time basis.