Ranks Top Online Colleges in Michigan for 2016-2017

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More than 25 Schools Highlighted for Quality & Affordability in Online Education

A leading resource of higher education and student information,, has ranked the Best Online Colleges in Michigan for 2016. Measuring affordability and quality metrics reported by both two- and four-year schools around the state, the site lists more than 25 colleges and universities offering outstanding online education programs. Siena Heights University, Davenport University, Baker College, Eastern Michigan University and Northwood University Michigan finished in the top five for four-year schools, while Washtenaw Community College, Bay Mills Community College, Kirtland Community College, Henry Ford Community College and Glen Oaks Community College finished top five for two-year schools.

"Colleges and universities in Michigan are working to implement programs to improve student retention and graduation rates,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "The schools on this list have made online education an area of focus, so students don’t have to sacrifice when it comes to affordability, accessibility or quality of learning and have all the tools they need to earn a degree.”

Schools must meet several standards requirements to earn a spot on the list. Institutions must be fully accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit standing. To measure affordability, all colleges on the list must provide in-state tuition under $5,000 per year for two-year schools and under $25,000 per year for four-year schools to qualify. Each school is assigned a score and ranked based on analysis of over a dozen student metrics, including financial aid use, online program variety and more.

Schools featured on the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Michigan ranking are listed below. For details on each college’s score and to learn more about specific data and methodology used by visit the link below:

The 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Michigan, Two-Year:

Bay Mills Community College
Delta College
Glen Oaks Community College
Henry Ford Community College
Kirtland Community College
Schoolcraft College
Washtenaw Community College

The 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Michigan, Four-Year:

Baker College
Cleary University
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Grace Bible College
Lake Superior State University
Madonna University
Michigan Jewish Institute
Michigan State University
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University - Michigan
Oakland University
Siena Heights University
Spring Arbor University
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Michigan - Flint
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
Wayne 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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