Savoie remembers Dr. Sammie W. Cosper as "a tireless advocate for this University and, as commissioner of higher education, for colleges and universities statewide.”
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of the best online colleges, a ranking released Thursday shows.
Affordable Colleges Online designated the University No. 39 in its “Best Online Colleges for 2014-15” ranking. The ranking included a total of 83 schools selected from hundreds of U.S. accredited post-secondary institutions that offer online programs.
It examined two primary factors: quality and cost. Quality is measured by accreditation, graduation rates and a University’s reputations with employers. ACF also considers the number of online programs a school offers and its student-faculty ratio.
ACO notes that UL Lafayette offers bachelor’s degrees in health services administration and kinesiology. The University also has an accelerated online program that enables registered nurses to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
“Master’s degree students can choose from programs in curriculum and instruction, nursing, and systems technology,” it states, adding that a doctor of nursing practice is offered online. Students can also earn graduate certificates in a variety of fields.
ACO cites a 22-to-1 student teacher ratio at UL Lafayette.
ACO was created in 2012 as a resource that can help students and parents identify universities, degree programs and scholarship opportunities. It is also intended to emphasize the importance of accreditation.