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CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (March 8, 2024) — Thomas More University is pleased to be recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s degree level by (OMD). Thomas More’s programs earned top honors in the following subject areas: Best Online MBA Programs: No GMAT Required and Best Online Master’s Degrees in Organizational Leadership analyzed more than 7,700 accredited colleges and universities using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the institutions themselves. To be eligible, a college or university must hold active regional accreditation and have at least one partially online master’s program in the ranking subject. Just 9% of U.S. postsecondary institutions earned a ranking position. The rankings consider value as it pertains to flexibility as many master’s degree students need to balance work, family, and other responsibilities, making online learning a must-have option for colleges. “Each ranked school offers at least one fully or partially online master’s program,” says Kyle Darland, co-founder of OMD. “Online programs make earning a master’s far more convenient and may encourage people on the fence about enrolling to take the first step.”

This recognition comes at a time when enrollment in master’s degree programs is on the decline. According to a 2023 report by the Council of Graduate Schools, enrollment dropped almost 5% from Fall 2021 to Fall 2022 despite an increase in applications. The same report cites uncertainty in the value of a master’s degree as one of the main reasons for the downturn. “With many questioning the value of higher education, Thomas More is committed to offering graduate degrees that combine high academic quality with flexibility and a personal approach to learning,” explains Jerome Langguth, Ph.D., vice president and chief academic officer at the University. “We are pleased to be recognized as a school that provides the best value for students seeking an online graduate degree.”

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About Thomas More University

Founded in 1921, Thomas More University stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation, challenging students to Make It More. Deeply rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, this timeless foundation supports a transformative educational experience as students looking to Be More are guided in the pursuit of knowledge, ethical leadership, and the integration of faith and reason. Through the high-quality, liberal arts education provided at Thomas More, students examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others which leads to the ability to think critically and contribute meaningfully to the world. Serving more than 2,000 students, Thomas More takes its place as the premier Catholic university in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, being named one of the 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal. To find out more, visit

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