US News Ranks JSU Online Programs Among Nation's Best


The online graduate programs in criminal justice and nursing ranked nationally for academic excellence.

by Buffy Lockette

Jacksonville State has been ranked among the 2023 Best Online Programs by US News and World Report, with two graduate programs making the list.

JSU's Master of Science in Criminal Justice was named No. 59 among the nation's Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs. Additionally, the Master of Science in Nursing tied for No. 141-185 among Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs.

Using indicators of academic excellence, US News ranks regionally accredited colleges and universities. More than 1,800 online bachelor's and master's degree programs were evaluated based on a variety of objective factors, such as student engagement, faculty credentials, and services and technologies.

JSU offers more than 30 accredited online undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information about any of these programs, please visit