Nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs Ranked by

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Top 50 Four-Year Schools in the U.S. Honored for Overall Excellence in Online Learning

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with bachelor’s degree programs for 2017. Based on an in-depth analysis of a variety of metrics, the list features the top 50 schools in the U.S. offering online bachelor’s programs. National University, Siena Heights University, Southern New Hampshire University, Saint Mary of the Woods University and Davenport University took the top five spots.

“Today’s students have unprecedented flexibility in how they receive their education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list offer high-quality online bachelor’s programs that adapt to the lifestyles of busy students.”

To earn a spot on the “Best Bachelor’s Programs” list, these schools must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each school is also considered based on student/teacher ratios, online program variety, 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 list, visit:

The Schools with the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for 2017 include the following:
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
Bay Path University
Belhaven University
Bellevue University
Brenau University
Buena Vista University
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Champlain College
Colorado Christian University
Columbia College
Concordia University-Saint Paul
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Davenport University
Dickinson State University
Drexel University
East Carolina University
Fort Hays State University
Franklin University
Gardner-Webb University
Goodwin College
Granite State College
Indiana State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Judson College
LeTourneau University
Liberty University
Mercy College
National University
Northern Arizona University
Nova Southeastern University
Penn State World Campus
Prescott College
Regis University
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Saint Leo University
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Siena Heights University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Southwestern College
The University of Alabama
Tiffin University
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Maryland-University College
University of Memphis
University of the Incarnate Word
Viterbo University
Wayland Baptist University
Western Kentucky University


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