U.S. News Names VWU Online Among Best Programs Nationally

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University selected for inclusion in 2020 Best Online Bachelor's Programs

University News | January 14, 2020

Virginia Wesleyan University Online is again attracting attention in national rankingsThe University has been selected for inclusion among U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, released today.

Distance-education offerings are evaluated by U.S. News at the program level rather than the school level, using data gathered directly from each program. The methodologies are based on a number of factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials, and student services and technology. Only degree-granting programs at regionally accredited institutions that are offered primarily online were considered.

VWU Online launched at the start of the 2017-18 academic year with the transition of Virginia Wesleyan from a college to a university. Virginia Wesleyan now offers the following online degree programs for those looking to further their education and improve career-related skills:

Online Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Business
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
Bachelor of Arts in Comprehensive Liberal Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Management

Online Graduate Program

Master of Business Administration


Virginia Wesleyan’s University College also launched a new online continuing education program last year, designed to provide advanced professional skills to working adults.  It includes a comprehensive portfolio of personal and professional development courses and career training certificates. The program features hundreds of courses including accounting, business, information technology, computer applications, the environment, writing, and publishing. Learn more 

Career Training Certificates

Visit careertraining.ed2go.com/vwu/ to access online programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional-level positions for in-demand occupations.

Featured courses include:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Adobe Certified Associate
CPC Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding
Mobile and Desktop Web Developer / Responsive Web Design
Technical Writing

Personal and Professional Development

Visit www.ed2go.com/vwu for a full list of course offerings and registration procedures.

Featured courses include:
Creating WordPress Websites
Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications
Introduction to Photoshop
Computer Skills for the Workplace
Entrepreneurship Suite
Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera
Java Developer Suite


Virginia Wesleyan’s Continuing Education division complements the University's current offerings for degree-seeking students enrolled in VWU Online bachelor’s and master’s programs as well as the Evening and Weekend Program. It also coincides with University College's extended learning opportunities through the Robert F. Boyd Institute, the Westminster/Wesleyan Lifelong Learning Institute, the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, and the Center for Sacred Music