2016’s Most Affordable Online Colleges Named by AffordableCollegesOnline.org

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Cost, Quality Analysis determines Top 50 Two and Four Year Schools in the U.S.

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The cost of a college education is a big issue for students today. We felt it important to break down price and program data to find the schools who are creating high-quality online learning programs at the most affordable rates.

Industry leader in higher education information and resources AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released it’s 2016-2017 ranking of the Most Affordable Online Colleges in the nation. The lists highlight the top 50 two-year and top 50 four-year schools in the nation when it comes to cost and quality.

“The cost of a college education is a big issue for students today,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “We felt it important to break down pricing and program data to find the schools who are creating high-quality online learning programs at the most affordable rates.”

In order to create these rankings AffordableCollegesOnline compares more than a dozen different data points. Schools must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit standing to qualify. Each institution must also offer at least ten online degree programs, with an annual in-state tuition under $3,000 for two-year programs and $15,000 for four-year programs.

To see the full top 50 lists and methodology used to identify the Most Affordable Online Colleges, visit the following link:


Two-year schools recognized:

Allan Hancock College
Allen County Community College
Amarillo College
Atlanta Technical College
Beaufort County Community College
Bladen Community College
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Texas College
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Clovis Community College
Coastline Community College
Cochise College
Collin College
Cowley County Community College
Craven Community College
Diablo Valley College
East Arkansas Community College
East Mississippi Community College
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
Edgecombe Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Foothill College
Grayson College
Guilford Technical Community College
Haywood Community College
Holmes Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Laramie County Community College
Lenoir Community College
Mesa Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Mohave Community College
Montgomery Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Ozarka College
Pamlico Community College
Panola College
Pitt Community College
Rio Salado College
Southwestern Community College
Stanly Community College
Surry Community College
Tarrant County College District
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tulsa Community College
Wake Technical Community College
Wayne Community College
West Valley College
Western Wyoming Community College
Yavapai College

Four-year schools recognized:

Amridge University
Arizona State University - Tempe
Arkansas State University - Main Campus
Arkansas Tech University
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
Chadron State College
Columbia College
Dickinson State University
East Carolina University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Michigan University
Emporia State University
Florida International University
Fort Hays State University
Great Basin College
Indiana State University
Iowa State University
Kent State University at Kent
Mississippi State University
Murray State University
New Mexico State University - Main Campus
North Carolina Central University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Oklahoma State University - Main Campus
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
St. Petersburg College
SUNY Empire State College
Texas A & M University - Commerce
The University of Montana
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Troy University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Southeast
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Central Missouri
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Memphis
University of Southern Mississippi
University of the Southwest
University of Toledo
University of Wyoming
Vincennes University
Washburn University
Western Kentucky University
Western New Mexico University


AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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