Kentucky’s Best Online College Lists Released by

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More than 30 Schools Recognized for Excellence in Online Learning in Kentucky, a leading source of higher education and student information, has named the Best Online Colleges in Kentucky for 2016-2017. A total of 31 schools received honors, with Western Kentucky University, Brescia University, Eastern Kentucky University, Midway College and Clear Creek Baptist Bible College scoring at the top for four-year schools and Madisonville Community College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College, Gateway Community and Technical College and Hazard Community and Technical College scoring at the top for two-year schools.

"In 2013, 20 percent of the overall hours students spent learning at Kentucky colleges and universities were online learning hours,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "As a growing number of students turn to online college programs in Kentucky, they want to find schools who are offering the best combination of quality and value. These rankings give students that insight.”

In order to qualify for Kentucky’s Best Online College lists, requires schools to hold regional accreditation and be two year or four year public or private not-for-profit institutions. To maintain affordability standards, only two year schools providing in-state tuition under $5,000 annually and four year colleges with in-state tuition under $25,000 were considered.

To see the full list of schools and learn more about the specific data points used to determine each online college’s rank, follow the link below:

Kentucky’s Best Two-Year Online Colleges for 2016:

Ashland Community and Technical College
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Hazard Community and Technical College
Henderson Community College
Hopkinsville Community College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Somerset Community College
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Kentucky’s Best Four-Year Online Colleges for 2016:

Brescia University
Campbellsville University
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky Christian University
Kentucky State University
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Lindsey Wilson College
Midway College
Morehead State University
Murray State University
Northern Kentucky University
Union College
University of the Cumberlands
Western Kentucky 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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