AffordableCollegesOnline.org Names Best Online Colleges in New York

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Rankings Highlight more than 30 Schools for Affordability, Flexibility in Online Education

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There are over 1.2 million students enrolling in New York college and university programs annually. We’ve analyzed more than a dozen data points to find which offer the best combination of quality and value when it comes to online education.

A new list from leading higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has ranked the Best Online Colleges in New York state. Schools at the top of the list include Mercy College, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, SUNY College at Oswego, Metropolitan College of New York and SUNY College of Technology at Canton among four-year institutions; Genesee Community College, Niagara County College and Jefferson Community College among two-year institutions. In all, more than 30 colleges are being recognized for offering affordable, flexible online education options in the state.

"There are over 1.2 million students enrolling in New York college and university programs annually,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "As more students apply to these schools, more also seek information on non-traditional and remote learning. We’ve analyzed more than a dozen data points to find which of New York’s colleges offer the best combination of quality and value when it comes to online education.”

To make the Best Online Colleges in New York list, a school must meet specific qualification requirements. Only colleges and universities that are accredited are considered, and each must hold public or private not-for-profit standing. Cost and affordability minimums are also set; in-state tuition must fall under $5,000 annually for two-year institutions and under $25,000 annually for four-year institutions to qualify. Other ranking factors include financial aid and breadth of online program options.

Find where each of New York’s Best Online Colleges ranks and learn more about the methodology used to compile each list at the link below:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/new-york/

The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Two-Year Online Colleges in New York:

Cayuga County Community College
Corning Community College
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
Finger Lakes Community College
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Genesee Community College
Herkimer County Community College
Hostos Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Jefferson Community College
Mohawk Valley Community College
Monroe Community College
Niagara County Community College
North Country Community College
SUNY Broome Community College
SUNY Ulster
SUNY Westchester Community College

The following schools are recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Four-Year Online Colleges in New York:

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
D'Youville College
Mercy College
Metropolitan College of New York
Nyack College
Saint Joseph's College-New York
Stony Brook University
SUNY College at Oswego
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
SUNY Empire State College
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome
Trocaire College
University at Buffalo
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

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AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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