(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 16 universities in Washington that offer some type of degree online. Edudemic evaluated and ranked these schools to understand the best online degree programs in Washington. These individual state rankings are part of Edudemic’s 2015 Online College Report.
The best online school in Washington is Washington State University, with strong academic performance, affordable tuition, and eight online Bachelors programs. Washington State University also benefited from a strong national reputation and exceptional attention to detail when answering questions about online education.
In a close second is Central Washington University, which has better than average graduation rates, affordable tuition, and nine different degrees to choose from. City University of Seattle (#3) and Golden Gate University (#4) offer the most program choices, with 28 Bachelors degrees between them. Between all four schools, there is no shortage of options for online students in Washington.
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 Washington
Out of all the schools in Washington, Edudemic took a close look at 5 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 Washington to date.
The Best Online Schools in Washington 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. Washington State University
2. Central Washington University
3. City University of Seattle
4. Golden Gate University-Seattle
5. Heritage University
6. Peninsula College
7. Bellevue College
8. Northwest University
9. Moody Bible Institute - Spokane
10. Eastern Washington University
11. Faith Evangelical College & Seminary
12. University of Washington - Seattle
13. University of Washington - Tacoma
14. Western Washington University