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Nation’s Top 50 Two-Year Schools Honored for Overall Quality, Programs, Resources

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled its list of the best colleges and universities with associate degree programs for 2017. Of the 50 schools on the list, East Mississippi Community College, St Philip’s College, Allen County Community College, San Antonio College and Holmes Community College were the most highly ranked.

“Associate degree programs are often the first stepping stone to vocational careers or an advanced degree,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list have shown a commitment to giving their students the highest quality resources for success, while offering flexible, comprehensive online programs.”

To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, each college must be an institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entity. Each school is also considered based on such criteria as their student/teacher ratios, employment services, student resources, graduation rates and financial aid availability.

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

The Schools with the Best Online Associate Degree Programs for 2017 include the following:
Albany Technical College
Allen County Community College
Arizona Western College
Barton County Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Texas College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
College of Southern Idaho
Columbus State Community College
Crowder College
Dakota College at Bottineau
East Mississippi Community College
Frank Phillips College
Gateway Community and Technical College
Haywood Community College
Henderson Community College
Holmes Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Lake Region State College
Lamar Community College
Lenoir Community College
Madisonville Community College
Maysville Community and Technical College
Mesa Community College
Metropolitan Community College
New Mexico Junior College
Northeast Community College
Odessa College
Palo Alto College
Pamlico Community College
Pitt Community College
Rio Salado College
San Antonio College
Sinclair College
Somerset Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
St Philip's College
State Fair Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Trinity Valley Community College
Tulsa Community College
Tyler Junior College
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Western Nebraska Community College
Western Oklahoma State College
Western Wyoming Community College
Williston State College
Yavapai College


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