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Top 100 Colleges with Vocational Training Programs Compared on Nationwide Lists

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leader in higher education resources at, has released the 2016-2017 list of Best Online Vocational Schools in the nation. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points, the site scored and ranked schools offering vocational training programs online to determine the Best, with the following scoring highest: Washburn University, Weber State University, Siena Heights University, University of Southern Mississippi and Champlain College for four-year schools; East Mississippi Community College, Crowder College, Hutchinson Community College, State Fair Community College and Tulsa Community College for two-year schools.

“Vocational occupations have been growing rapidly since 2000, with some industries showing much higher than average job growth projections through 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on our list are seizing this opportunity, offering top-notch vocational training programs online to help more students prepare to work in fast-growing fields like construction management, medical assisting and other technical or health care positions.”

The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges to meet several qualifying standards before they can be considered for the Best Online Vocational Schools ranking. Each school must hold regional accreditation and be a public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools are also required to provide students career placement services to be eligible. Comparing thousands of eligible programs nationwide, the site scores and ranks each based on statistics such as student-teacher ratios and graduation rates.

A full description of the data and methodology used to score and rank the Best Online Vocational Schools, as well as a full list of programs with scores is published at:

Top 50 Two-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically:

Atlanta Technical College
Barton County Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Bramson ORT College
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Piedmont Community College
Central Texas College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Collin College
Columbus State Community College
Crowder College
East Mississippi Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Grayson College
Great Falls College Montana State University
Hutchinson Community College
Indian Hills Community College
Lakeshore Technical College
Madisonville Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College
New Mexico Junior College
North Dakota State College of Science
Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar
Ozarks Technical Community College
Pamlico Community College
Panola College
Pitt Community College
San Antonio College
San Juan College
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
Shoreline Community College
Sinclair College
Southwest Virginia Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Spokane Community College
St. Philip's College
State Fair Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Tulsa Community College
Tyler Junior College
Volunteer State Community College
Wallace State Community College - Hanceville
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Western Nebraska Community College
Westmoreland County Community College

Top 50 Four-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically:

Buena Vista University
California State University - East Bay
Champlain College
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clayton State University
College of Southern Nevada
East Carolina University
Ferris State University
Florida International University
Fort Hays State University
Granite State College
Hampton University
Hodges University
Indiana State University
Liberty University
MCPHS University
Misericordia University
North Carolina Central University
Northern Arizona University
Northern State University
Oklahoma State University - Main Campus
Old Dominion University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Roger Williams University
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Siena Heights University
South Dakota State University
Southern Polytechnic State University
St. Petersburg College
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Tiffin University
University of Bridgeport
University of Hartford
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Utah Valley University
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Washburn University
Weber State University
Western Carolina University
Western Kentucky University


About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.

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