For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Northern Colorado's online graduate education program among the nation's best.

In the magazine's annual 2014 rankings, UNC moved up a spot to No. 8 out of 166 ranked institutions. UNC's program ranked highest in the state.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, admissions selectivity and reputation among peers.

UNC offers 25 online advanced degree, certificate and endorsement programs in Art and Design, Criminal Justice, Dietetics, K-12 teaching, Geography, Gerontology, Nursing, Science Education, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Sport Coaching.