Releases Annual 2016 Ranking of the Best Online Colleges

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These schools are not only offering exceptional programs, but they have expanded their program’s excellence to the much-desired online environment.

According to a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, twelve and a half percent of students, nationwide, are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses. With this in mind, Accredited Schools Online had their higher education experts focus on schools that are pushing the standard of excellence online. Hundreds of 2-Year and 4-Year institutions across the nation were analyzed and ranked based on their peer-based value, a unique quality-to-cost metric, to create the list of 2016's Best Online Colleges.

“We wanted to highlight schools that have made it a point to ensure academic quality standards through accreditation,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of “These schools are not only offering exceptional programs, but they have expanded their program’s excellence to the much-desired online environment.”

Among the best online colleges ranked, you'll find institutions such as Harvard University, University of Florida and University of California-Berkley to name a few. Also ranked are two-year colleges that offer the best combination of online program volume and affordability, including Haywood Community College and Pamlico Community College. See these and other top-tier schools across the nation excelling in their respective online programs here:

With the popularity and convenience of online learning options on the rise among students, there is an ever-growing need for accredited programs to ensure an ongoing academic standard. Programs and schools that attain accreditation are recognized by employers, other higher ed institutions, as well as the federal government. was created to be the comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college.

About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

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