Determines Best Online Schools in Arkansas

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Top 15 Four-Year, Top 16 Two-Year Schools Ranked for Online Learning Excellence

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of Arkansas for 2017. Of the four-year schools ranked, 15 made the list; University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas State University, Harding University and University of Central Arkansas scored as the top five schools. The state’s top 16 two-year schools were also highlighted, with Arkansas State University Beebe, College of the Ouachitas, North Arkansas College, Phillips Community College and Arkansas Northeastern College taking the top five spots. used more than a dozen data points to determine which online schools are the best in Arkansas. Schools on the list must meet several basic requirements to be included: they must be institutionally accredited, they must be a public or private not-for-profit institution. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes employment resources and counseling, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability.

“Today, more and more students are able to access an online education, and students in Arkansas are no exception,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list are best-in-class for providing online programs that suit the needs of students who prefer flexibility for their coursework.”

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

Arkansas’ Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
Arkansas Baptist College
Arkansas State University - Main Campus
Arkansas Tech University
Central Baptist College
Ecclesia College
Harding University
Henderson State University
John Brown University
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
University of Central Arkansas

Arkansas’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
Arkansas Northeastern College
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
College of the Ouachitas
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
East Arkansas Community College
National Park College
North Arkansas College
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Ozarka College
Phillips Community College
South Arkansas Community College
Southeast Arkansas College
Southern Arkansas University Tech
University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville
University of Arkansas Hope - Texarkana

About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality 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.

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