(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 65 universities in Florida that offer some type of degree online. Edudemic evaluated and ranked these schools to understand the best online degree programs in Florida. These individual state rankings are part of Edudemic’s 2015 Online College Report.
Florida State University topped the list, with strong academic performance indicators and a personal touch through detailed responses to questions about online students. Their offer seven online Bachelors degrees in subjects like Public Safety, Criminology, and Computer Science.
Coming in at #2, the University of Florida benefits from exceptional academic performance metrics and very low tuition rates. The three schools that round out the top five also offer the most degree selection. Nova Southeastern University (#3), Florida Institute of Technology (#4), and Saint Leo University (#5) offer a combined 44 online Bachelors degrees.
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 Florida
Out of all the schools in Florida, Edudemic took a close look at 34 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 Florida to date.
The Best Online Schools in Florida 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. Florida State University
2. University of Florida
3. Nova Southeastern University
4. Florida Institute of Technology
5. Saint Leo University
6. Florida Center
7. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
8. Florida International University
9. Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
10. Everglades University
11. University of Central Florida
12. Lynn University
13. Keiser University-Lakeland
14. Hodges University
15. Florida Atlantic University
16. Keiser University-Tampa
17. Keiser University-Ft Myers
18. Southeastern University
19. Webber International University
20. Hobe Sound Bible College
21. Keiser University-Melbourne
22. Keiser University-Orlando
23. Keiser University-Pembroke Pines
24. Keiser University-Port St Lucie
25. Keiser University-Tallahassee
26. Keiser University-Daytona
27. Keiser University-Jacksonville
28. Keiser University-Sarasota
29. St Petersburg College
30. Indian River State College
31. St Thomas University
32. Keiser University- Miami
33. Keiser University-West Palm Beach
34. Remington College-Heathrow Campus