Penn State World Campus is the No. 1 online university for 2011, according to the Best Colleges. Our online Information Sciences and Technology (IST) program was No. 1 among information technology programs, and our iMBA program ranked No. 9 among programs of its kind.
So what makes our programs so great? There are many reasons, says Greg Moritz, a World Campus IST student and engineer for Google.
“The instructors have not only been knowledgeable, but also extremely attentive and willing to answer questions,” says Moritz.
“I have a significant background in information technology, and at previous institutions I have attended, the classes have been superficial and have not provided the expertise I think an IST program should. The World Campus IST program has been quite the opposite. I have learned many things in each of my classes and I am already a more skilled person because of them,” says Moritz.
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“My adviser has been extremely quick to answer my questions and has spent a great deal of time working with me on transferring credits,” he says.
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“In addition to attending classes at the Penn State World Campus, I also work full-time in the internet industry and have to travel as part of my job,” he says. “Because of this, a traditional school environment is not feasible for me. The IST program at Penn State World Campus allows me to pursue a degree from an exceptional school during the hours that I choose and at any location where I have internet access. Without a program like this, it is quite possible that I would never have been successful academically.”
“Overall, the World Campus IST program has exceeded my expectations in every way,” says Moritz.