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Evaluation of Overall Program Quality, Student Resources Honors Nearly 40 Colleges for 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges and universities in Wisconsin for 2017. The list recognized 23 four-year schools, with University of Wisconsin Madison, Concordia University Wisconsin, Viterbo University, Marquette University and Edgewood University scoring as the top five schools. Of the 13 two-year colleges that also made the list, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Western Technical College and Mid-State Technical College were the top five.

“The schools on our list offer outstanding online educational resources in the state of Wisconsin,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “These certificate and degree programs offer online students the same high-quality education as traditional students, with the added bonus of flexibility that online education provides.”

To earn a position on Wisconsin’s “Best Online Schools” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on additional metrics which include financial aid availability, student services, academic counseling resources, 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:

Wisconsin’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
Cardinal Stritch University
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Edgewood College
Lakeland College
Maranatha Baptist University
Marian University
Marquette University
Ottawa University - Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin-Stout
University of Wisconsin-Superior
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Viterbo University
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
Fox Valley Technical College
Gateway Technical College
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Lakeshore Technical College
Mid-State Technical College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College
Nicolet College
Northcentral Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Western Technical College
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical 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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