Best Online Schools in North Carolina for 2017 Recognized by

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Top 75 Schools Judged Based on Excellence of Student Resources, Programs

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has announced North Carolina’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. 31 four-year schools made the list, with North Carolina State University at Raleigh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro taking the top five spots. Of the 44 two-year colleges that also made the list, Piedmont Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Blue Ridge Community College and Pitt Community College were top five schools.

“The schools on our list have dedicated themselves to providing students with the tools they need to earn an online certificate or degree without sacrificing quality,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “Our analysis of government data shows that these accredited North Carolina schools have stellar student services and program offerings to suit the needs of even the busiest student.”

To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in North Carolina” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional metrics including financial aid availability, the number of student services, academic counseling student/teacher ratios and graduation rates.

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

The Best Online Four-Year Schools in North Carolina for 2017 include the following:
Appalachian State University
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Campbell University
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
East Carolina University
Fayetteville State University
Gardner-Webb University
John Wesley University
Lees-McRae College
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Methodist University
Mid-Atlantic Christian University
Montreat College
North Carolina A & T State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Pfeiffer University
Piedmont International University
Queens University of Charlotte
Salem College
St Andrews University
The College at Southeastern
University of Mount Olive
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wake Forest University
Western Carolina University
Winston-Salem State University

The Best Online Two-Year Schools in North Carolina for 2017 include the following:
Alamance Community College
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Beaufort County Community College
Bladen Community College
Blue Ridge Community College
Brunswick Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Carteret Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
Cleveland Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College
College of the Albemarle
Craven Community College
Davidson County Community College
Durham Technical Community College
Edgecombe Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Gaston College
Guilford Technical Community College
Haywood Community College
Lenoir Community College
Mayland Community College
Mitchell Community College
Montgomery Community College
Pamlico Community College
Piedmont Community College
Pitt Community College
Richmond Community College
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Robeson Community College
Sandhills Community College
South Piedmont Community College
Southwestern Community College
Stanly Community College
Surry Community College
Tri-County Community College
Vance-Granville Community College
Wake Technical Community College
Wayne Community College
Western Piedmont Community College
Wilkes Community College
Wilson 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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