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Utica College Online Programs: Recognition & Rankings

Utica College has earned the following recognition from respected 3rd party organizations in the public, private, and government sectors. These honors acknowledge and validate the strength of our school, faculty, curriculum, learning platforms, support network and alumni.

U.S. News & World Report

Utica College is ranked in the Top 200 Regional Universities by U.S. News & World Report. Other rankings from U.S. News & World Report include:

#49 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor's Programs

#138 (tie) in Best Online MBA Programs

#32 (tie) in Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans

#61 (tie) in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans

National Centers Of Excellence

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2024.

The BS in Cybersecurity program (both Online & On Campus) has been designated a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) program by the Department of Defense's Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Utica has been recognized by the college and university ranking website,, for having one of the top 10 Best Online Bachelor's in Information Assurance and Security Degree programs, as well as one of the top 25 Best Online Master of Healthcare Administration Degree Programs. selected Utica's programs based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, accomplishment of faculty, and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs.

Best Online Cybersecurity MBA Degree

Utica College has been ranked #7 of MBA Central's Top 20 Best Online Cybersecurity MBA Degree Programs for 2019. Programs were ranked on quality of classes, support services, and affordability.

Top Online College for Cyber Security Degrees

Utica College has been ranked in the 2017 Top Online Colleges for Cyber Security Degrees by SR Education Group, an education research publisher. The top 25 ranking signifies that Utica College’s Cybersecurity degrees have shown high academic standards and a commitment to affordability.

Top 10 Best Online Network Security Program

Utica College’s online bachelor’s in cybersecurity has been ranked one of the Top 10 Best Online Network Security Programs by SDH focuses on reputable programs that provide a real return on investment.

Best Online Master's in Computer Forensics

Utica College’s online master’s in cybersecurity with computer forensics specialization has been ranked one of the Best Online Master’s in Computer Forensics Programs for 2019. Ranked #10, Utica was also honored for having the best virtual campus.

Best Online Bachelor’s in Nursing Degrees

Utica College has been ranked #25 in the list of Top 30 Best Online Bachelor’s in Nursing for 2017 by Using practiced and time-proven expertise, Best Degree Programs’ mission is to share quality information to help students find the right type of degree program and college or university to fit their career interests. 

Top Master's in Data Science

Utica College has been ranked #29 in the list of best online master's in data science by Their research identifies the top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

A Military Friendly School

We are honored to be named one of America's Military Friendly Schools 2017 by G.I. Jobs magazine for the eighth consecutive year. Utica College has also been named a Top Military-Friendly College by Military Advanced Education for the fifth straight year!

Partnerships and Affiliations

Utica College partners with several public and private organizations to support education, advocacy and advancement of areas within financial crime, fraud, cybersecurity and healthcare. Members and employees of these partner institutions are often eligible for benefits, such as, tuition discounts towards a Utica College online program. See the list here.

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