Media FAQs: Best Online Programs Rankings

Get answers to questions about the Best Online Programs rankings.

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1. Why is U.S. News ranking online education programs?

U.S. News believes online learning is fast becoming an integral part of all types of education, including higher education, and that consumers are hungry for information related to online degrees. Please see U.S. News Editor Brian Kelly's note for more information.

2. How do you correctly write the company's name?

 It's U.S. News & World Report. On subsequent references, the company is often called U.S. News.

3. Is there a print guidebook for the 2014 Best Online Programs rankings?

The 2014 Best Online Programs rankings do not have an accompanying print guidebook at this time; however, U.S. News plans to include highlights of the rankings in both the "Best Graduate Schools 2015" and "Best Colleges 2015" printed guidebooks.

4. How much Web traffic do you get?

U.S. News elects not to give out those numbers.

5. I have questions about the Best Online Programs rankings data and methodologies. Whom can I contact?

Visit the U.S. News Education rankings methodologies page for detailed methodologies and frequently asked questions about the U.S. News Education rankings. If you would like to request additional, unpublished detailed rankings information, please email your request to the U.S. News data team at

6. I am a member of the news media. How can I get my name added to your email lists for breaking news and information about your rankings and Web launches?

Email your request to Include your name, job title, program, news organization, mailing address, phone number and email address.

7. How do I reach a U.S. News staff member for a broadcast interview?

To book a U.S. News staff member for radio or television, contact