For the tenth consecutive year, Siena Heights University’s undergraduate Online Learning Program was ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, for the seventh consecutive year, Siena Heights was the top-rated in Michigan among all institutions.

Siena Heights tied for 30th among all public and private institutions, and sixth highest ranked private institution. Siena Heights was also the first Catholic institution to make an appearance on the list. In addition to its Online Program taking 30th, Siena Heights was also ranked 26th in the nation in the Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans category. That was also the highest ranking by a Michigan college or university in that category.

“Our Online Learning Program continues the standard of excellence that we expect at Siena Heights,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “To be ranked nationally for ten consecutive years, as well as the top-rated in Michigan for seven straight years, is quite an accomplishment. We know our Online Learning Programs consistently deliver excellence and value to students. Siena Heights is extremely proud of this honor, and I would like to congratulate our faculty and staff on this prestigious ranking.”

U.S. News and World Report’s methodology included student engagement, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion and student services and technology to determine the rankings. The publication released its 2023 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings on January 24.

“Now more than ever, students are in need of a quality online educational experience, and for more than ten years, we have systematically invested in creating and maintaining an online program worth of this recognition.” said SHU Executive Vice President Dr. Cheri Betz. “The U.S. News and World Report ranking provides current and potential students with an assurance that as an online student at Siena, they will be in a learning environment intentionally designed for student success.”

Siena Heights also ranked first nationally in faculty credentials and training with a perfect 100 score, and ninth in student engagement, according to the publication.

Siena Heights has offered online bachelor’s degree completion programs in selected majors since 2004. Here is how Siena Heights’ undergraduate Online Learning Program has been ranked nationally over the years by U.S. News & World Report:

  • 2014: 131st
  • 2015: 25th
  • 2016: 72nd
  • 2017: 24th
  • 2018: 23rd
  • 2019: 29th
  • 2020: 33rd
  • 2021: 34th
  • 2022: 35th
  • 2023: 30th

Siena Heights University is proud to receive a distinction as tremendous as that from the U.S. News & World Report, and extend a sincere congratulations and thank you to all involved in supporting our top-notch Online Program.

The complete U.S. News and World Report rankings can be viewed online here.

For more information about Siena Heights University’s Online Learning Program, contact 1-866-937-2748 or visit

U.S. News and World Report Badge 2023
U.S. News and World Report Veterans Badge 2023