In a recent ranking released Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles were noted to have some of the best online programs for students.
USC is once again ranked No. 1 for having the best online graduate program in computer information technology, while UCLA's online master's engineering program was ranked No. 2 (USC's online master's engineering program was ranked fourth this year).
U.S. News & World Report has been releasing annual rankings on the best online programs for three years now, covering online bachelor's degrees and online master's degrees in engineering, business, education, nursing and computer information technology.
According to the Los Angeles Times, older, working professionals tend to be the ones taking USC's online graduate computer science and engineering programs.
The Times also reports schools like USC and UCLA are trying to broaden their market as demand for online classes continues to grow.