(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 13 universities in Maryland that offer some type of degree online. Edudemic evaluated and ranked these schools to understand the best online degree programs in Maryland. These individual state rankings are part of Edudemic’s 2015 Online College Report.
Finishing at the top of the list is Stevenson University, a private university with about 4,000 undergraduate students. Their academic performance and reputation is strong, with high graduation and retention rates. They also offer a flexible payment plan, and a deep pool of career services experts.
Also notable is the University of Maryland - University College, who finished #2 on the list based on low tuition rates and a wide selection of 31 Bachelors degrees online. Not to be confused with the University of Maryland - College Park, this school is the adult education arm of the system, and offers a low-priced entry point for higher education.
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 Maryland
Out of all the schools in Maryland, Edudemic took a close look at 2 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 Maryland to date.
The Best Online Schools in Maryland 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. Stevenson University
2. University of Maryland-University College
3. Coppin State University
4. Frostburg State University
5. Morgan State University
6. Towson University
7. University of Baltimore