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Westfield State University recognized for top online programs according to Intelligent.com

WESTFIELD, Mass.—Several Westfield State University online academic programs are recognized among the top tier in the country, for their flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation, according to statistics website Intelligent.com in its 2022 rankings.  

Intelligent.com’s methodology ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return-on-investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States.  

 “We are appreciative of this noteworthy recognition,” said Westfield State Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Juline Mills, Ph.D. “At Westfield State, we provide numerous options for students to pursue an accessible and affordable educational experience in an inclusive and highly supportive learning environment.”


Westfield State University offers flexible learning options, from online formats to hybrid models of teaching that include on-campus and virtual participation. Westfield State’s online degree programs are highly ranked in the “best value” category, naming the University as one of the “Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts” (ranked #21).  

The University also received praise in other virtual categories, such as “Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Administration Programs” (#4), “Best Online Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts” (#9), “Best Online Bachelor’s in Sociology Programs” (#36) and “Best Online History Degree Programs” (#49).  

In addition, Westfield State University is ranked #25 among the “Best Colleges in Massachusetts.” It is credited for offering the best programs in a variety of subjects like its master’s in elementary education (#7); and undergraduate programs in history (#14), business administration (#21), and criminal justice (#27). 

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barriers to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information about Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.eduwww.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity. 

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