Ranks Michigan’s Best Online Schools for 2017

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Online Learning Honored at 48 Colleges, Highlighting Overall Quality, Diversity of Programs

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges programs in Michigan for 2017. Of the 36 four-year schools that made the “Best” list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University came in as the top schools. Of the 12 two-year colleges that also made the list, Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Kirtland Community College and Henry Ford Community College were the top five.

“Students in Michigan have more options than ever for pursuing a certificate or degree online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list are particularly distinctive because they offer the best combination of quality education, academic resources and online program variety.”

To earn a place on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed based on such data as the availability of academic resources, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid opportunities.

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

Michigan’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
Andrews University
Baker College
Central Michigan University
Cleary University
Concordia University-Ann Arbor
Cornerstone University
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Grace Bible College
Grand Valley State University
Kettering University
Lake Superior State University
Lawrence Technological University
Madonna University
Marygrove College
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University-Michigan
Oakland University
Olivet College
Siena Heights University
Spring Arbor University
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Michigan-Flint
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University

Michigan’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
Bay College
Bay Mills Community College
Delta College
Glen Oaks Community College
Grand Rapids Community College
Henry Ford Community College
Kirtland Community College
Lansing Community College
Mid Michigan Community College
Schoolcraft College
St Clair County Community College
Washtenaw 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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