Best Colleges for Online Undergraduate Degrees Ranked by AffordableCollegesOnline.org

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Overall Quality, Cost Analyzed to Identify Top Online Associate, Bachelor’s Degree Programs for 2016-2017

An analysis of collegiate undergraduate programs by AffordableCollegesOnline.org has determined the best places to earn an Associates and Bachelor’s Degree Online in the nation for 2016-2017. As a leader in online higher education resources, the site measured cost and quality data to determine the top college online undergraduate degree programs. Highest marks were awarded to Goodwin College, Great Basin College, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College and Holmes Community College in the associate degree category; Dickinson State University, Siena Heights University, Fort Hays State University, Davenport University, Judson College and Northern Arizona University in the bachelor’s degree category.

"Undergraduate enrollment numbers in the U.S. rose 21 percent between 2003 and 2013. As more students attend college, the need for flexible learning options also grows,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Colleges offering online undergraduate programs are showing their ability to adapt to those needs, and we’ve identified the places students looking for online associate and bachelor’s degree programs can go for an affordable, quality education.”

Schools must meet specific criteria to qualify for the Best Online Associate Degree Programs & Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs lists. All institutions must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and must offer in-state tuition maximums of $5,000 per year at two-year schools and $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Eligible institutions are further evaluated by a variety of cost and quality measures to determine their position on the lists, including financial aid offerings, graduation rates and online program variety.

To learn more about the specific data analysis and methodology used by AffordableCollegesOnline.org and to see the full college lists, including rank and score, visit the links below:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/associates-programs/

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/bachelors-programs/

All colleges highlighted for 2016-2017 are listed below.

Best Online Associate Degree Programs, Two-Year Schools:

Allen County Community College
Amarillo College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Bucks County Community College
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Texas College
College of Southern Idaho
Columbus State Community College
Crowder College
Cuyahoga Community College
Diablo Valley College
East Mississippi Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Foothill College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Guilford Technical Community College
Holmes Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Laramie County Community College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Metropolitan Community College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Mitchell Community College
Mohave Community College
North Central Missouri College
Northeast Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Northwest Vista College
Odessa College
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Palo Alto College
Pamlico Community College
Pitt Community College
Rio Salado College
San Antonio College
Somerset Community College
St. Philip's College
Stanly Community College
State Fair Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tulsa Community College
Tyler Junior College
Wake Technical Community College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Western Wyoming Community College
Westmoreland County Community College

Best Online Associate Degree Programs, Four-Year Schools:

Baker College
Bethel University
Bismarck State College
Broward College
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
College of Southern Nevada
Colorado Christian University
Colorado Mountain College
Columbia College
Darton State College
Davenport University
Daytona State College
Drury University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Goodwin College
Granite State College
Great Basin College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hodges University
Humphreys College - Stockton Modesto Campuses
Indiana Institute of Technology
Indiana Wesleyan University
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
Lewis-Clark State College
Liberty University
Miami Dade College
National University
Northwestern Michigan College
Northwood University - Michigan
Ohio Christian University
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
Peirce College
Peninsula College
Presentation College
Seminole State College of Florida
South Texas College
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
St. Petersburg College
SUNY Empire State College
Thomas Edison State University
Tiffin University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Southeast
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Northwestern Ohio
Vincennes University
Western Kentucky University

Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs:

Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
Bellevue University
Colorado Christian University
Columbia College
Concordia University - Saint Paul
Dakota State University
Dallas Baptist University
Davenport University
Dickinson State University
East Carolina University
Eastern Kentucky University
Ferris State University
Florida International University
Fort Hays State University
Goodwin College
Granite State College
Hawaii Pacific University
Indiana State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Judson College
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
Liberty University
Mercy College
Missouri State University - Springfield
National University
Northern Arizona University
Northern State University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus
Saint Leo University
Siena Heights University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern College
Texas A & M University - College Station
Tiffin University
Troy University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Houston - Downtown
University of Houston - Victoria
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Maryland - University College
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
University of Memphis
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Dakota
Wayland Baptist University
Western Kentucky University

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AffordableCollegesOnline.org 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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