(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 9 universities in New Hampshire that offer some type of degree online. Edudemic evaluated and ranked these schools to understand the best online degree programs in New Hampshire. These individual state rankings are part of Edudemic’s 2015 Online College Report.
Coming in at #1 was Plymouth State University. Their strong academic performance measures, coupled with a reasonable in-state tuition rate, make them the best overall choice for students who want to study Business, Communications, Criminal Justice, or Nursing.
At #2, Granite State College is the most affordable option, with tuition prices at $285 per credit hour. Their impressive 30 online Bachelors degrees is only outdone by Southern New Hampshire University (#5), who offers an astounding 92 online Bachelors degrees. Clearly, there is something for everyone in New Hampshire.
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 New Hampshire
Out of all the schools in New Hampshire, 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 New Hampshire to date.
The Best Online Schools in New Hampshire 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. Plymouth State University
2. Granite State College
3. Franklin Pierce University
4. Colby-Sawyer College
5. Southern New Hampshire University
6. Rivier University