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Washington University of Science and Technology (WUST) Ranked a Top 5 School in Virginia for Online MBA for 2023


WUST has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges for online master’s programs in business. Just six percent of regionally accredited postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.


RENO, Nev. (PRWEB) January 16th, 2023 – Washington University of Science and Technology has been recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s level by (OMD). WUST’s business programs earned top honors for overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success.


See where WUST ranked below:

Best Online MBA Degree Programs in Virginia –


"This year, we focused on the schools making it easier for students to compete in today’s increasingly difficult job market,” said Kyle Darland, co-founder of OMD. “Each ranked school offers a fully or partially online master’s program in business at a time when earning a master’s has become a minimum barrier to entry for many.”

Darland is referencing a recent survey from CareerBuilder, which found that “thirty-three percent of employers are hiring workers with master’s degrees for positions that had been primarily held by those with four-year degrees.”

These employers cited an evolution of the skills needed to perform the jobs as the cause of the shift, and an increase in work quality, productivity and employee retention as the result.


“Providing students with opportunities to get a master’s online is only part of our rankings,” said Darland. “Top-ranked schools also had competitive tuition rates and/or scholarships to help drive costs down. And with grocery, gas and other expenses on everyone’s mind right now, an affordable master’s is key.”


“We are honored to be recognized by OMD for our online MBA program,” said Hasan K. Burk, Ph.D., and President of WUST. “Over the last year, the leadership team has made a determined commitment to improve the quality and structure of our MBA program to meet the needs of our students and industry.”


“This new ranking solidifies our strong position and reputation in the higher education marketplace. It sends a powerful message to our current and prospective student population that our online MBA program is among the best in the State of Virginia,” said Mark Robinson, Ph.D., and the Director for the School of Business. “Both students and parents alike will be comforted by the fact that WUST prepares its students for internships and employment by focusing on the in-demand skills and software tools required by today’s employers.” analyzed more than 7,700 accredited universities by using data pulled from the schools themselves and from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). After the data was compiled, OMD’s data science team then applied a proprietary algorithm to rank all qualifying schools for each of the different master’s degrees specialties. Primary data points include:

  • Academic counseling services

  • Career placement services

  • Student/faculty ratio

  • Tuition

  • Percent of students receiving school-based aid

  • Amount of school-based aid per student

To be eligible for ranking, a university must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online master’s program in the ranking subject. Just 8 percent of U.S. postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position.


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About Washington University of Science and Technology

Washington University of Science and Technology is certified to operate in the State of Virginia and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Washington University of Science and Technology also meets the standards as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and accepts the G.I. Bill.

Virginia State Senate Recognition of WUST

Washington University of Science and Technology (WUST) was recognized at the Virginia state senate assembly on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023. 
Virginia’s Fairfax State Senator John Chapman Peterson praised the university, he said the university has been making the best contribution to technology and skill-based higher education. State senators from 40 districts of Virginia were present in the assembly. The Assembly, headed by Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earl Sears greeted Washington University of Science and Technology (WUST) with big applause.

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