Spring Hill Ranked Among 2024 Top Schools for Online Master’s Program

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(Mobile, Ala.) Spring Hill College gained recognition as one of the best schools in the nation to offer online learning for master’s degrees in 2024. The ranking comes from OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD), with only nine percent of U.S. colleges and universities earning a spot on the distinguished list.

The College’s online Master of Business Administration program received significant acclaim for its flexibility, affordability and many resources.

OMD used the following metrics for its ranking system:

  • Graduate student tuition
  • Number of online programs
  • Number of graduate students in online courses
  • Student-to-faculty ratio
  • Graduate student acceptance rate
  • Academic counseling services
  • Career placement services

The site reviews over 7,700 accredited schools and gives graduate students guidance on financial aid, scholarships and additional resources. OMD exposes students to colleges and universities from all around the country.

As Spring Hill rejoices in this achievement, studies show a national drop in the pursuance of graduate-level education. The Council of Graduate Schools’ 2023 report says enrollment in the U.S. sank nearly five percent from Fall 2021 to Fall 2022, although applications spiked.

The report attributes the decrease in enrollment of advanced degrees to “uncertainty in the value.” Students are unsure about the benefits and feasibility of a master’s program. With OMD’s rankings it could help students find an accredited graduate-level program with invaluable qualities that would best suit them. They can then feel more empowered in making the right decision for their academic career. 

“With more students questioning whether a master’s degree is worth the investment, it is important to highlight the schools offering the best value,” said Kyle Darland, co-founder of OMD. “For the OMD rankings, this started with regionally accredited institutions with the lowest net costs. This includes tuition and fees but also looks at the amount of institutional aid their grad students receive. Overall cost is a major factor in most enrollment decisions.”

Spring Hill’s scholars have a great selection of high-quality, in-demand studies with tuition fees at a reasonable cost. Some of those include business administration, public health and nursing.

OMD has described Spring Hill’s online MBA program as a high-value experience for students who seek to become an effective leader in their service to others. It ranked No. 1 in Best Online MBA in Leadership Degree Programs. Additionally, the program placed No. 2 in Best Online Master’s Degrees in Supply Chain Management and Best Online MBA Programs in Project Management.

“We are excited to see Spring Hill College receive this recognition. It highlights the College’s commitment to providing high-quality online graduate programs at an affordable price,” said Patrick Sprague, director of operations for online learning. “Graduate students are also drawn to the flexibility of our MBA program. Whether they want a 10-month program or an 18-month program, we can put together a recommended schedule of courses to ensure students finish their MBA from Spring Hill College.”

Other rankings that mentioned Spring Hill were for Best Online MBA Programs: No GMAT Required and Most Affordable Online MBA Degrees.

Many grad students juggle different responsibilities that extend beyond the campus, so having a flexible schedule is ideal. Spring Hill works with students to create a personalized course plan that follows their own timeline within the program, considering their day-to-day. The faculty is determined to see their students succeed, whether in class or online.  

To learn more about Spring Hill’s online program offerings, please visit https://www.shc.edu/online/.


Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third oldest Jesuit college in the United States. Spring Hill combines the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education and a commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirit – with innovative educational experiences. Located in Mobile, Ala., Spring Hill’s mission is to form leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice, and service for life. As a result, Spring Hill students are engaged, inspired and transformed by their experiences.

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