Newswise — has released its 2014 ranking of the best online MBA programs in the United States. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University sits at number 14 among the nation’s top 30 programs as ranked by the college planning website.

The rankings are based on four components: acceptance rate, retention rate, graduation rate and enrollment rate. Whitman’s online MBA boasts a 92 percent retention rate and a graduation rate of 82 percent. Whitman’s residencies as well as the same curriculum content and accomplished faculty employed in its full-time MBA program are given as key benefits of the online MBA.

“Inclusion in’s ranking of online MBA programs affirms our work to provide students with a flexible yet rigorous and relevant business education,” says Kenneth Kavajecz, dean of the Whitman School. “We are proud to be among the other accomplished institutions, and we are committed to continued program enhancements to ensure our students successfully hone their skills and expand their experiences to meet the demands of the ever-changing global workplace."

According to, information for its online MBA ranking is obtained through databases maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. Every school is ranked against one another for each data point, and all data points are weighted equally. These data points cover the school’s assessment of students, student opinion of the school and student success once enrolled. To view the full ranking, visit

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