Edudemic Announces 2014’s Affordable Online Colleges

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Edudemic, a leading education technology blog for teachers and students, released their report of The Most Affordable Online Colleges of 2014.

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Edudemic’s mission is to connect emerging technology with educators, administrators, and students. The blog started in 2010 and grew into a premier destination to learn about industry trends, research, and how to leverage technology to enhance learning in and out of the classroom. More recently, Edudemic now reports on the state of online education by releasing school rankings and other recommendations for students seeking advice on completing their college education fully online.

The Most Affordable Online Colleges
With college tuition prices steadily increasing every year, Edudemic felt students deserved to learn about every opportunity that reduces their financial burden. One of these opportunities is the expansion of online programs from accredited, not-for-profit colleges. These are the same schools students have been attending for decades with real campuses, like the University of Florida (not the for-profit schools you may have seen advertised). As traditional colleges offer more programs online, students benefit because they can now enroll in schools previously inaccessible due to location. A reputable and low priced college like our #1 choice Oregon State University, with one of the lowest tuition prices we researched, actually has 17 online programs open to students around the nation and most don’t even know about it.    

Edudemic created this report to help students find all the online colleges with the best combination of an amazing reputation, strong institutional performance, and a reasonably low price of admission. We wanted to connect students with all these top schools they probably didn’t know were available to them. Many of the highlighted colleges have the same tuition price for both in-state and out-of-state students—meaning students should be able to find a college they can afford and also be confident that the education they’re receiving is worth it, no matter where they live.

We started with every college in the nation reporting one or more online bachelor’s programs and reviewed them by assessing performance metrics like graduation and retention rates as well as the amount of the available degrees. Data was primarily sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and then supplementary research was added in by manually collecting it from each college. A full methodology is presented in the report.

The Most Affordable Online Colleges of 2014 is published at

For questions and comments regarding this report, contact Kyle Dunning: kyle(at)edudemic(dot)com.

Below is the listing of Edudemic’s Most Affordable Online Colleges of 2014:

1. Oregon State University
2. American Public University System
3. University of Florida
4. Old Dominion University
5. Florida International University
6. Westfield State University
7. University of Arkansas
8. University of Missouri
9. Moody Bible Institute
10. Fort Hays State University
11. North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
12. Norwich University
13. Utah State University
14. Florida State University
15. East Carolina University
16. Bryan College
17. University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
18. Appalachian State University
19. University of North Dakota
20. Baptist College of Florida
21. Northern Arizona University
22. Gallaudet University
23. University of Denver
24. Pennsylvania State University (World Campus)
25. Drexel University
26. Georgia College & State University
27. Huntington University
28. Regent University
29. DeSales University
30. University of West Florida
31. Southeast Missouri State University
32. Western Carolina University
33. Saint Mary of the Woods College
34. Arizona State University
35. Regis University
36. William Woods University
37. University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth)
38. University of Nebraska (Omaha)
39. Bemidji State University
40. Marist College
41. University of Maine (Fort Kent)
42. Andrews University
43. Fitchburg State University
44. Bowling Green State University
45. Hope International University
46. Valley City State University
47. Northwood University
48. Minot State University
49. Central Michigan University
50. Columbia College

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