USM named top online program in state

The University of Southern Mississippi's online education program was named the best in the state for 2015-2016 by

The rankings are based on academic quality, student services and graduate success.

The "Online at Southern Miss" program allows students to find bachelor's, master's and Ph.D programs in subjects ranging from elementary education to library information science. Certificate programs, supplemental endorsements, single courses and hybrid and executive programs are also available.

Of the seven Mississippi schools offering online programs, Belhaven University ranked second and Mississippi College came in third.

USM was also listed among the Best Value Schools' Top 30 Best Online Colleges for 2014.