Best Online Colleges in Kansas Identified by

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Site Ranks 29 Online Education Programs for Quality, Affordability and Overall Excellence

A leading resource for higher education and student resources,, has released its list of Kansas’ Best Online Colleges for 2016-2017. The site analyzed a mixture of data on both two-year and four-year schools, ranking the following colleges and universities in the top five: Fort Hayes State University, Washburn University, Sterling College, Newman University and Manhattan Christian College for four-year schools; Allen County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Barton County Community College, Hutchinson Community College and Seward County Community College for two-year schools.

"More than 100,000 students enrolled in college programs in Kansas last year, and nearly half of those were non-residents” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "There is a growing opportunity for colleges in Kansas to offer distance or online learning programs to their students, and the schools on our list are the ones who have already made a point to emphasize high-quality online education.”

To be considered for the Best Online Colleges in Kansas list, schools were required to meet several minimum criteria points. All colleges must hold regional accreditation and be public or private not-for-profit entities to qualify. Affordability standards were also set at $5,000 or less for in-state tuition at two-year schools and $25,000 or less for in-state tuition at four-year schools. Each college earned its rank by analysis and comparison of more than a dozen unique data points, including financial aid stats and graduation rates.

A complete list of schools making the Best Online Colleges in Kansas ranking are listed below. More details on school placement on each list and the methodology used to determine each school’s position can be found at the link below:

Schools recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Kansas, Two-Year:

Allen County Community College
Barton County Community College
Cloud County Community College
Coffeyville Community College
Colby Community College
Cowley County Community College
Dodge City Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Johnson County Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Labette Community College
Pratt Community College
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School

Schools recognized as the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Kansas, Four-Year:

Barclay College
Central Christian College of Kansas
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Friends University
Manhattan Christian College
Newman University
Ottawa University - Kansas City
Pittsburg State University
Southwestern College
Sterling College
Tabor College
University of Kansas
University of Saint Mary
Washburn University
Wichita State University

### 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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