NC State’s Engineering Online is the nation’s largest public distance-education engineering graduate program, according to a survey published this month by U.S. News & World Report.
Engineering Online, which allows students to earn master’s degrees in engineering without coming to campus, enrolled 660 students in fall 2008, more than any other public engineering school. NC State was tied for third with Columbia University on the overall program list behind the University of Southern California and the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, all private schools.
Engineering Online fared well in a 2008 national survey of 216 online engineering programs. GetEducated.com recognized NC State as offering an the top educational value, naming its online master’s degrees the “best buy.”