In U-S News and World Report’s annual ranking of online education programs East Carolina University had two graduate programs with high rankings. ECU’s College of Nursing ranked fifth out of 96 masters of nursing programs in the country, while the Online Master of Business Administration program in the College of Business ranked 58th out of 171 programs nationwide. A press release from the university says the College of Business boasts the largest online MBA program in the UNC system while the College of Nursing offers seven online options in the master’s of science nursing program. The College of Nursing’s online option has been ranked consistently by U-S News since 2004. This is the second year the newsweekly is assessing quality as well as size. I’m George Olsen.