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Site Ranks Nation’s 100 Best Colleges to Earn a Teaching Degree Online in 2016-2017, a leading higher education information resource provider, has released its picks for the Best Colleges in the U.S. to earn an Online Teaching Degree from in 2016-2017. Comparing data on affordability and student success from thousands of schools with online teaching programs, the rankings list the top 100 two-year and four-year schools respectively. Schools topping the four-year list include Dickinson State University, Fort Hays State University, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University and University of Southern Mississippi; schools topping the two-year list include East Mississippi Community College, Arizona Western College, Holmes Community College, Northeast Community College and Odessa College.

"There were 3.5 million teachers working in elementary and secondary education in the U.S. in 2014,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “It’s important for us to help aspiring teachers and those looking to advance their career in education find the best opportunities to earn an affordable, quality online teaching degree.”

Schools who earn a spot on the Best Online Teaching Degrees lists must qualify by meeting certain baseline requirements. requires all schools to be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to be eligible. Colleges must also meet minimum affordability standards, offering in-state tuition under $5,000 per year at two-year schools and under $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Final scoring and ranks are determined by comparing data on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative measures, such as financial aid availability and graduation rates.

All schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Teaching Degrees list can be found below. The attached map shows how many schools were honored by state. The full rankings can be found along with data and methodology details at:

Top 50 Two-Year Schools, listed alphabetically:

Allen County Community College
Amarillo College
Arizona Western College
Arkansas Northeastern College
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Baltimore City Community College
Bay Mills Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Casper College
Central Texas College
Coconino Community College
College of Southern Idaho
Collin College
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Dakota College at Bottineau
Dawson Community College
East Mississippi Community College
Eastern Wyoming College
Edgecombe Community College
El Paso Community College
Front Range Community College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Haywood Community College
Henry Ford Community College
Holmes Community College
Kilgore College
Lenoir Community College
Lone Star College
Mitchell Community College
Montgomery Community College
Navarro College
Nebraska Indian Community College
North Central Missouri College
Northeast Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Odessa College
Ozarks Technical Community College
Pamlico Community College
Panola College
Pima Community College
Shoreline Community College
Stanly Community College
Tri-County Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tulsa Community College
Tyler Junior College
Washtenaw Community College
Western Oklahoma State College
Yavapai College

Top 50 Four-Year Schools, listed alphabetically:

Appalachian State University
Arkansas Tech University
Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
Chadron State College
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Concordia University - Saint Paul
Dickinson State University
East Carolina University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus
Ferris State University
Fort Hays State University
Granite State College
Great Basin College
Hobe Sound Bible College
Indiana State University
Judson College
Lesley University
Liberty University
Mayville State University
Minot State University
Newman University
North Carolina A & T State University
North Carolina Central University
Northeastern State University
Northern Arizona University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Southwestern College
Sterling College
SUNY College at Oswego
The University of West Florida
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Southeast
University of Central Missouri
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Northern Colorado
University of South Dakota
University of Southern Mississippi
University of the Southwest
University of West Alabama
Wayland Baptist University
Western Carolina University
Western Kentucky University
Western New Mexico University
Wilmington University
Winston-Salem 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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