Four University of Kansas Online Programs Powered by Everspring Achieve Top U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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University of Kansas Schools of Business and Education achieve top-20 rankings in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.

CHICAGO – U.S. News & World Report has ranked four University of Kansas online graduate programs, all powered by Everspring, among the top twenty Best Online Programs in the United States. These top rankings reflect the quality and impact of the exceptional online programs the University of Kansas has developed in partnership with Everspring.

KU School of Business rankings for 2021:

  • #20 – Master of Business Administration, rising 11 spots from #31
  • #12 – For veterans

KU School of Education rankings for 2021:

  • #1 – Master’s in Special Education, retaining its #1 position
  • #13 – Master’s in Educational Administration, rising 9 spots from #22
  • #15 – Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, retaining its #15 position
  • #15 – For veterans
  • #46 – Overall

Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services that help universities build, scale, and operate high-caliber online courses and programs. The University of Kansas engaged Everspring in 2013 to help the university build and grow their online presence and establish a leading portfolio of online programs with the highest level of quality. In 2014, Everspring launched multiple programs in the School of Education and quickly expanded to the School of Business, launching the online MBA. Today, Everspring operates a total of 10 programs across both schools for the University of Kansas.

“The online programs we’ve built with Everspring have been instrumental in establishing KU as an innovator in the online higher education space,” said Rick Ginsberg, Dean of the School of Education. “Their academic quality and unique design features bring all the qualities of a successful on-campus graduate program to an online format in a way that greatly benefits our students.”

Both the School of Education online graduate programs and the online MBA have served thousands of students to-date with outstanding graduation rates. Program satisfaction is exceptional, with a 95% student satisfaction rating in the School of Education and a 93% student satisfaction rating in the School of Business. Using an innovative program design path, Everspring has ensured the University of Kansas online programs are unique, engaging, and academics-driven—resulting in outstanding outcomes for students and the university.

“We are thrilled to see the KU programs receive this national recognition from U.S. News & World Report,” said Beth Hollenberg, president and co-founder of Everspring. “Since the inception of our partnership, we have worked with the University of Kansas leadership and faculty to create outstanding online programs that bring together the excellence of KU’s academic expertise and the best of what a digital education experience has to offer. We are grateful for KU’s trust in Everspring, and proud of what we have built together.”

About the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is a premier research and teaching university whose main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas. Founded in 1866, the University of Kansas serves as the flagship university of the state of Kansas, with a mission to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world. For more information, visit

About Everspring

Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services solutions for higher education. Our advanced technology, proven marketing approach, and robust faculty support and instructional design services deliver outstanding outcomes for our university partners, powering their success online. Everspring offers a range of full-service turnkey solutions, as well as standalone fee-for-service offerings, and innovative self-service products that enable universities to establish themselves as leaders in the digital delivery of higher education. Based in Chicago and recently named one of the “Best Places to Work,” Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities, nationwide.

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