Texas A&M University-Central Texas received five awards for its online graduate programs from the U.S. News and World Report rankings for the best online programs.

The rankings are a result of a proprietary methodology that includes student engagement, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, expert opinion and student excellence, according to a news release from the university Wednesday.

In the Masters of Criminal Justice, the university was No. 30 in the best online master’s in criminal justice programs and No. 16 in best online master’s in criminal justice programs for veterans.

For the masters of business administration program, the university ranked No. 32 in the best online master’s in business programs for veterans (excluding MBA) and No. 71 for the best online MBA programs for veterans.

In the masters of science program, the university was ranked No. 75 in the best online master’s in business programs (excluding MBA).

Marc Nigliazzo, the president of A&M Central Texas, thanked the programs’ faculty and staff and said it is their constant attention to their areas of expertise and their love of teaching that resulted in the rankings, according to the news release.

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