Best Online Schools in Massachusetts Ranked by for 2017

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Top Colleges and Universities Analyzed for Overall Quality of Programs, Resources

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best colleges and universities with online programs in Massachusetts for 2017. Of the 34 four-year schools that made the final list, Boston University, Harvard University, Suffolk University, Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Amherst took the top five spots. 12 two-year colleges also made the list for Massachusetts, with Bunker Hill Community College, Bristol Community College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College and Massasoit Community College taking the lead.

“Massachusetts is well-known for its outstanding educational options, and the schools on our list are no exception,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “By offering online certificates and degrees, these schools have demonstrated that they can accommodate even the busiest student schedules while offering the same, top-quality education an on-campus student receives.”

To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Massachusetts” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on such metrics as student/teacher ratios, counseling 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 lists, visit:

Massachusetts’ Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:

American International College
Anna Maria College
Assumption College
Bay Path University
Bentley University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State University
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fisher College
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University
Harvard University
Hebrew College
Lasell College
Lesley University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
MCPHS University
Mount Ida College
Nichols College
Northeastern University
Salem State University
Simmons College
Suffolk University
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Massachusetts-Boston
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheelock College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Massachusetts’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
Berkshire Community College
Bristol Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Greenfield Community College
Holyoke Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College

Massasoit Community College
Middlesex Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Roxbury Community College

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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