Names Best Online Community Colleges for 2016

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Evaluation ranks Top 50 Schools on Quality, Cost and Learning Methods

Experts at have named the 50 Best Online Community Colleges in the nation for 2016-2017. A leading source of higher education information and resources, the site evaluates data on community colleges annually to identify schools going above and beyond for students. Topping the list were East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Homes Community College, Mesa Community College and Tulsa Community College.

"This list spotlights community colleges who are going the extra mile to maximize student success,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “We take more than a dozen unique data points into account as we make our evaluation, and these schools are the standouts when it comes to variety, quality and affordability in online learning.”

Colleges need to meet stringent minimum requirements to make the list: each must be regionally accredited and have public or private not-for-profit status. Each school must also offer a minimum of ten online degree programs to qualify, and offer annual in-state tuition under $5,000. To see the full list of Best Online Community Colleges and learn more about the methodology used, visit the following link:

The community colleges recognized on this year’s top 50 ranking include:

Allen County Community College
Amarillo College
Barton County Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Texas College
Cochise College
Columbus State Community College
Crowder College
Dakota College at Bottineau
Diablo Valley College
East Arkansas Community College
East Mississippi Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Frank Phillips College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Guilford Technical Community College
Haywood Community College
Hazard Community and Technical College
Holmes Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Laramie County Community College
Lenoir Community College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Mesa Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Mohave Community College
Montgomery Community College
Northeast Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Odessa College
Ozarka College
Pamlico Community College
Panola College
Pitt Community College
Rio Salado College
Sinclair College
Somerset Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College
Southwestern Community College
Stanly Community College
State Fair Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tulsa Community College
Wake Technical Community College
Western Wyoming Community College
Yavapai College

### 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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