U.S. News and World Report releases an annual list of college and university rankings, occasionally including lists that rank online colleges and universities. Best College Reviews also provides a list ranking online schools for the most current year.
U.S. News and World Report has given visibility to a number of online programs by including them within its rankings. For example, the publication included an online graduate criminal justice program and an online master's of business administration program within its rankings, for the first time in 2015. U.S. News and World Report ranks online universities according to the programs offered.
Independent college review journal Best College Reviews aims to compete directly with U.S. News and World Report to provide objective reviews of schools.