Regis University’s online graduate computer information technology programs receives high rankings

January 08, 2014

(DENVER) – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Regis University as No. 20 among colleges and universities nationwide offering graduate online computer information technology programs. The rankings, released Jan. 8, scored Regis particularly high in student engagement.

“To be recognized in the top 20 with marquee institutions such as Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins is a testament to the commitment of everyone at Regis who contributes to our programs,” said Shari Plantz-Masters, interim assistant dean of Regis’ School of Computer & Information Sciences (SCIS). “This high ranking confirms what we have known for years – The School of Computer & Information Sciences offers a relevant, academically rigorous graduate education that is grounded in Jesuit values and traditions.”

SCIS offers six graduate programs of study in computer information technology, all available in an accelerated, online format. With focuses on information technology management to software engineering, SCIS prepares graduates to meet the demands of one of the fastest growing job sectors in the nation. Computer and information technology is projected to increase 22 percent by the end of the decade, according to occupational projections forecast by the U.S. Department of Labor.

This is the first year the SCIS programs have been recognized in the online academic program rankings. U.S. News & World Report began ranking online graduate computer information technology programs in 2013.

Since 2007, SCIS has been designated a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. SCIS also boasts several partnerships with key industry leaders, government agencies and other academic institutions that provide enhanced learning opportunities for students, which are particularly beneficial in a competitive job market.

U.S. News & World Report considers factors including admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials, and graduation and retention rates when assigning rankings. The magazine has ranked Regis as a Top University in the West for 18 consecutive years.