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More than 25 Online Higher Education Programs Highlighted for Affordability, Quality in 2016

A list of the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Virginia has been released by leading online higher education information provider Measuring a dozen different data points provided by schools across the state, a total of 28 colleges received honors, with Liberty University, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Baptist College, Regent University, Southwest Virginia Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, Tidewater Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College and Northern Virginia Community College earning the highest marks.

"Statistics show students in Virginia are currently seeing some of the lowest tuition increases at public colleges in the last 15 years,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "With more than two-dozen schools on our list offering excellent online education options, Virginia is putting students first when it comes to affordability, as well as quality and flexibility with online learning.”

To qualify for the Best Online Colleges in Virginia list, schools must meet specific base requirements. Each institution must hold accreditation and be a two- or four-year public or private not-for-profit entity. Minimum affordability standards must also be met, with each two-year school on the list offering annual in-state tuition under $5,000 to qualify and each four-year school offering annual in-state tuition under $25,000 to qualify. From there, each school is scored and ranked based on more than a dozen different data points as specified in the link below.

An alphabetical listing of schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Virginia list is included below, with full information on each school’s placement and the data analysis and methodology used to determine scores found at:

Two-year schools recognized on the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Virginia list:

Central Virginia Community College
John Tyler Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College
Mountain Empire Community College
New River Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Patrick Henry Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Reynolds Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College

Four-year schools recognized on the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Virginia list:

Bluefield College
Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing
George Mason University
Hampton University
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Liberty University
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
Regent University
Sentara College of Health Sciences
University of Virginia - Main Campus
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