Drexel Online. A Better U.

About Drexel University Online

Drexel Online Accreditations & National Rankings

The Drexel Difference

Drexel University – Philadelphia's technological university – is among the top 50 private, non-profit, national doctoral/research universities in the U.S. And as a pioneer in the e-Learning industry, we've been offering cutting-edge online programs since 1996.


What sets us apart from other online colleges? The quality of our academics. No matter which online program you select, you can count on enjoying the same rigorous curriculum, world-class faculty and well-respected degrees as our on-campus programs. Our credentials speak for themselves.

Drexel University

  • Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Ranked as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S.News & World Report 
  • Winner of the 2010 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education
  • Winner of USDLA 21st Century Distance Learning Award

View all of our accredited online degree programs.

College of Nursing and Health Professions

  • Accreditation - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • One of the 10 largest Online Graduate Nursing Programs in the country

View all of our accredited online nursing degrees.

College of Computing & Informatics

  • Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC)
  • Accredited by the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB)
  • Ranked among the "Best Online Graduate Programs" by U.S. News & World Report in Library Science
  • Master's in Library and Information Science is ranked 11th in the nation overall by U.S. News & World Report
    • Specialty in Information Systems ranked 5th in the nation overall
    • Specialty in Digital Librarianship ranked 6th in the nation overall
  • One of the 10 largest Online Graduate Library Science Programs in the country

College of Engineering

  • Ranked among the "Best Online Graduate Programs" by U.S. News & World Report in Engineering
  • Master's in Electrical Engineering Online is ranked among the "Top 50 Electrical Engineering Graduate Degree Programs" by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The 3rd largest engineering college in the U.S.

View all of our accredited online engineering degrees.

LeBow College of Business

  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Ranked among the "Best Online Graduate Programs" by U.S. News & World Report in Business Administration

College of Medicine

  • Accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the America Medical Association (AMA) and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • One of the largest private medical schools in the country

Goodwin College of Professional Studies

  • Honored by the Association of Continuing Higher Education for more than 50 years of outstanding achievement in the field of adult education

School of Public Health

  • Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health

School of Education

  • Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    (All teaching certificate programs can be applied nationwide)
  • School of Education is ranked among "America's Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report 

View all of our accredited online education degrees.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)

As you can see, the "Drexel Difference" has been recognized by a varied and prestigious collection of accreditations, rankings and accolades. Our outstanding credentials acknowledge our academic excellence and place us above other online colleges in the e-Learning industry, just as adding the Drexel name to your resume will place you above the competition in yours.

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