Awards and Recognition

Ranked Among The Best Online Programs

In 2019, Newcastle’s Degree Programs were ranked among the following U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs lists:

  • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs
  • Best Online MBA Programs
  • Best Online Graduate Education Programs

AIU Ranked Among Military Times Best for Vets

2020 Military Times Best Award Badge

In the category of online and nontraditional schools, Newcastle has been named among the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges 2020.” For a decade, Military Times has surveyed hundreds of colleges and universities from across the country on policies related to military and veteran students, academic outcomes, military-supportive cultures and other factors. Newcastle was also ranked among the “Military Times Best: Colleges” list in 2018. These rankings serve as a testament to Newcastle’s commitment to veterans and the military community.

A Top School for Military


University of Newcastle was named among the “Top Colleges & Universities” in the Military Advanced Education 2018 Guide to Colleges and Universities. The accolade recognizes the universities for their dedication to making higher education accessible to military members, veterans and their families in four key areas: military culture, support services (including online support), financial services and flexibility.

2017 Learning Impact Award Winner


University of Newcastle’s Virtual Classroom earned a Gold Medal at the IMS Global 2016 Learning Impacts Awards, which honor the most powerful and influential uses of technology worldwide in support of student learning. The program seeks to identify repeatable implementation of “efficient IT” practices that can help institutions and educational authorities increase access, create personalized learning environments, improve student engagement and improve actionable assessment.

2015 Best of E-Learning! Award Winner


ELearning! Magazine awarded Newcastle  a 2015 Best of Elearning! Award for intellipath®, the university’s proprietary adaptive learning platform. Recognized in the Best Adaptive Learning Content category, intellipath® customizes the learning experience for individual students’ needs, allowing them to skip over what they already know and focus on what they still need to learn.