(PRWEB) November 11, 2014
Traditional universities have embraced online education. It’s no longer the territory of for-profit universities with dubious track records. There are now 28 universities in Georgia that offer some type of degree online. Edudemic evaluated and ranked these schools to understand the best online degree programs in Georgia. These individual state rankings are part of Edudemic’s 2015 Online College Report.
At the top of the rankings is Savannah College of Art and Design. While they are a specialty school focused on arts professions, they have extremely high academic performance metrics and a strong national reputation. They also have a variety of unique online degrees, ranging from Arts Administration to Interactive Design.
The top five finished strong. At #2, Columbus State University offers the lowest tuition rates in the state. And Southern Polytechnic University finished #4 on the back of strong financial aid services, including scholarships specifically for Latino students. Overall, Georgia’s top five schools offer a variety of online degrees to suit virtually any career aspirations.
Online Education Defined
Many universities offer some kind of coursework online. But there is a difference between offering a couple of classes online and preparing a traditional university to handle the needs of online-only students. That’s why Edudemic only looked at schools that offer at least four, 100% fully online Bachelors degrees. No lines at the bookstore. No late nights at the library. No campus visits, ever.
The Best Online Schools in Georgia
Out of all the schools in Georgia, Edudemic took a close look at 16 universities that offer at least four Bachelors degrees online. Data was originally sourced from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES). The Edudemic methodology incorporated performance measurements (like graduation and retention rates), cost factors (like in-state tuition and financial aid packages), career services for specifically for online students, availability of information on their website, and much more. They verified all of the online degree programs, career service support, and financial aid services through written surveys, phone calls, and external research. Between written surveys, follow up phone calls, and additional research, Edudemic has compiled the most comprehensive evaluation of online education in Georgia to date.
The Best Online Schools in Georgia in 2015 is published at:
For questions and comments regarding this report, contact Kyle Dunning: kyle(at)edudemic(dot)com.
Here are the results of their ranking:
1. Savannah College of Art and Design
2. Columbus State University
3. Clayton State University
4. Southern Polytechnic State University
5. Toccoa Falls College
6. Armstrong Atlantic State University
7. Kennesaw State University
8. Valdosta State University
9. Point University
10. Albany State University
11. Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs
12. Brenau University
13. Fort Valley State University
14. Westwood College-Northlake
15. Virginia College-Columbus
16. Virginia College-Augusta