SR Education Group Expands Online College Resources to Support Christian Students

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SR Education Group researched 476 schools offering online degrees to find those supporting Christian students

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The 2017 Online Christian College resources are SR Education Group’s first publishings covering faith-based higher education.

Today, SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, released two new resources to support students seeking a faith-based education: a comprehensive 2017 List of Accredited Online Christian Colleges and the 2017 Most Affordable Online Christian Colleges. Both lists employ data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to confirm Christian religious affiliation, and all schools are regionally or nationally accredited and offer at least one fully online program.

The 2017 List of Accredited Online Christian Colleges, published on GuidetoOnlineSchools.com, is the largest comprehensive resource available to students seeking an online Christian education. SR Education Group researched 476 schools, 341 of which are included in the list. Between the chosen schools, over 30 religious affiliations are represented, including Roman Catholic, Baptist, and Interdenominational. The fully online degree levels include associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. To supplement the complete list of colleges, SR Education Group also manually collected and verified annual tuition rates for each school. The 25 colleges with the lowest annual tuition rates and regional accreditation earned a spot on the 2017 Most Affordable Online Christian Colleges, a ranking published on OnlineU.org.

While all schools featured in the most affordable rankings have rates of $9,675 or lower, Columbia College, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), boasts the lowest annual tuition at $5,280 for the undergraduate level. Columbia College also offers the largest array of online programs. Georgetown College, ranked #7, provides a Center for Christian Discernment and Academic Leadership as well as a Christian Scholars Program. Between the 25 schools ranked for affordability, 12 different religious affiliations are represented.

SR Education Group also highlights a list of 2017 Top Online Christian Colleges selected based on their exceptional affordability and academic strength. Academic strength scores were calculated using each school’s average college entrance exam scores, which were provided by the NCES. Gonzaga University, with an annual tuition of $7,000 and an academic strength score of 74%, is ranked the #1 top school. Fordham University, founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York, has the highest academic strength score of all ranked Christian Colleges at 79%. Indiana Wesleyan University, whose mission is to change the world through a Christ-centered academic community, offers 79 separate online degree programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Eight of the top online colleges can also be found in the most affordable colleges ranking.

The 2017 Online Christian College resources are SR Education Group’s first publishings covering faith-based higher education. The organization will be updating the resources annually to help prospective students seeking an online degree from a Christian institution find a quality, affordable education.

About SR Education Group
Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004 by CEO Sung Rhee. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit http://www.sreducationgroup.org/.

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