Top Online Health Science Programs Highlighted by AffordableCollegesOnline.org

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2016-2017 Ranking Determines Best Online Programs for Cost, Quality in Health Sciences

Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org is highlighting schools with top online health sciences degree programs in a new ranking for 2016-2017. Two lists compare four-year and two-year schools offering health science degree programs nationwide, determining which offer the best combination of cost and quality for students. Of the lists of top 100 colleges, the highest finishers among four-year schools include the University of Mississippi, Washburn University, Siena Heights University, Weber State University and Davenport University, while top two-year schools include East Mississippi Community College, Holmes Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Metropolitan Community College and Barton County Community College.

"Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent, or much faster than the national average, from 2014 to 2024,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Students pursuing health science degrees can now find affordable, high quality learning options online through these schools, who are ultimately being highlighted here for their efforts to help students excel.”

AffordableCollegesOnline.org has several minimum eligibility requirements each school on their rankings must meet. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates as follows: under $5,000 per year for two-year schools; under $25,000 per year for four-year schools. Those meeting eligibility requirements are then scored and ranked based on more than a dozen school-specific statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates.

Each school recognized on the top online health sciences degree programs list is included below. For more information on each school’s score and the data and methodology used to rank each can be found at:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/public-health-programs/health-sciences/

The Best Two-Year Schools for Online Health Sciences Students in 2016-2017:

Allen County Community College
Barton County Community College
Beaufort County Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Central Texas College
Colby Community College
Collin College
Columbus State Community College
Cowley County Community College
Crowder College
Dakota College at Bottineau
East Mississippi Community College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Gateway Community and Technical College
GateWay Community College
Great Falls College Montana State University
Hazard Community and Technical College
Holmes Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Indian Hills Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kilgore College
Lakeshore Technical College
Lanier Technical College
Lenoir Community College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Metropolitan Community College
National Park College
North Central Missouri College
North Dakota State College of Science
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Oklahoma City Community College
Pamlico Community College
Panola College
Pitt Community College
San Juan College
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
Sinclair College
Southwest Mississippi Community College
Southwestern Community College
Spokane Community College
Spokane Falls Community College
State Fair Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tyler Junior College
Western Nebraska Community College
Western Wyoming Community College
Williston State College

The Best Four-Year Schools for Online Health Sciences Students in 2016-2017:

Allen College
Augusta University
Baker College
Brigham Young University - Idaho
Clarkson College
Concordia University - Saint Paul
Dakota State University
Davenport University
East Carolina University
Ferris State University
Goodwin College
Granite State College
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
Kent State University at Kent
Midway College
Midwestern State University
Mississippi University for Women
Montana State University - Billings
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
North Carolina A & T State University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Peirce College
Presentation College
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Siena Heights University
St. Petersburg College
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Thomas University
Tiffin University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Cincinnati - Main Campus
University of Florida
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center
University of Southern Indiana
University of Toledo
Viterbo University
Washburn University
Weber State University
Western Carolina University
Western Kentucky University
Winston-Salem State University
Youngstown State University

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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