College Choice Ranks the UA Little Rock Information Quality Master’s Program Among the 35 Best Online

Little Rock, AR, August 26, 2017— The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) Master of Science in Information Quality (MSIQ) has been ranked among the 35 Best Online Master’s in Information Technology Degrees. The ranking from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, put the University of Arkansas at Little Rock MSIQ in #27 place for the 35 Best Master’s in Information Technology Degrees. The full ranking is available here. The 2017 ranking represents a significant improvement over its ranking in the same survey last year when the UA Little Rock MSIQ ranked #47 in the 2016 College Choice Survey of the 50 Best Master’s in Information Technology Degrees.

Established in 2006 by the UA Little Rock Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (MIT CDOIQ), the UALR Information Quality Graduate Program is dedicated to promoting state of the art curriculum in information quality education, contributing new ideas to the information quality knowledge base, and establishing information quality partnerships with the community, government, and industry. In 2016, the university also established the Institute for Chief Data Officers (iCDO) dedicate to research and training related to the emerging role of the Chief Data Officer.

According to Dr. John R. Talburt, Coordinator for the Information Quality Graduate Program, “We believe our rank has increased because of the diligent effort of our faculty and staff to make our student’s online experience as engaging and meaningful as an in-classroom experience. We have been learning about, and experimenting with, different modes of online delivery since 2007, the second year of the program.” Most recently the university has added the Information Quality Track and Information Science Track of its Computer and Information Sciences PhD program to its online offerings. For more information about UA Little Rock online programs visit our eLearning Home Page

According to College Choice, the ranking is based on a nationwide survey of college freshmen published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA.  These students rated institutional reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost of school, and the survey took into account graduate success on the post-college job market. The data from their ranking comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, U.S. News & World Report, Payscale, and individual college websites.

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