Kennesaw State Rankings and Recognitions
Kennesaw State University is on a trajectory of excellence, as shown by rankings from
external organizations that measure and monitor institutions of higher education.
The Information Age has given rise to more data transparency and availability, and
in turn, this information is provided to help you make comparisons and well-researched
Below are several of the recent rankings related to:
- Information Technology
- Online Program Quality
- Return On Investment, ROI
The U.S. News and Report 2017 Rankings
Kennesaw State is among National Universities ranked in “2017 Best Colleges”
Rankings are based on quantitative measures of academic quality and research conducted
by U.S. News. National Universities offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus
master's and doctoral programs, and a faculty research emphasis. Other indicators
and factors are also considered.
Individual programs ranked as 2017 “Best Online Programs” include:
Best Online Graduate Information Technology program (38th nationally)
Previous year’s rankings:
Top Regional Universities (32nd among top public universities in the South)
Best Colleges for Veterans (51st among top regional universities in the South)
BestColleges.com annually reviews thousands of accredited online institutions to discern
the 50 best in the U.S. Assessments consider qualitative measures, National Center
for Education Statistics and institutional data and affordability metrics. Recent
- Best Online Colleges (9th nationally)
- Best Online College in Georgia (1st in state)
- Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in Information Technology (2nd nationally)
and Computer Science (12th nationally)
Kennesaw State was honored for the academic excellence of its online computing-related
graduate programs and its substantial workforce contribution. Cost, quality, student-teacher
ratios, graduation rates and professional accreditation were used by computerscienceonline.org
to develop these rankings:
- Online Graduate program in Information Technology (7th nationally)
- Online Graduate program in Software Engineering (7th nationally)
- Best Online Colleges for Computer Science Degrees (in the top 50 nationally)
Kennesaw State offers 70+ degrees and certificates in online or hybrid atmospheres,
and more than 400 full or partial online offerings. The University is a member of
the Southern Regional Education Board Electronic Campus. Ranking metrics used by affordablecollegesonline.org
included tuition levels, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates and other factors.
Kennesaw State University added online programs in 2009. On average, its graduates
earn a starting salary between $55,000 and $65,000. Collegechoice.org ranking factors
include academic reputation, overall cost, graduate success in the post-college job
market and data from reputable sources.
The net 20-year Return on Investment, ROI, which is $278,000 for Kennesaw State and
$607,000 for its Southern Polytechnic programs, predicts how much a graduate can expect
to earn over a 20-year period. Degree costs and salary ranges are also profiled. All
are based on questionnaires completed by KSU alumni.
Kennesaw State University is a public, non-profit university accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. KSU is also a part of
the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus.
Bestmastersdegrees.com has ranked Kennesaw State’s online Master of Science in Information
Technology as #2 in affordability. The review considered 117 accredited institutions
that offer online master in information technology degrees, information systems degrees,
or closely related programs.