Reveals Nation’s Best Paramedic Program List

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Higher Education Site Ranks Top Colleges Offering Paramedic Degrees for 2016-2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools (, a leading online higher education resource site, has released its list of the nation’s Best Paramedic Programs. Comparing data from both online and on-campus programs at two- and four-year schools, top scores went to Colorado Mountain College, Florida Gateway College, Santa Fe College, Midland College and College of Central Florida for four-year schools; Northland Pioneer College, Eastern New Mexico University Roswell, North Arkansas College, Arkansas State University Beebe and Galveston College for two-year schools for 2016-2017.

“The U.S. Department of Labor shows the job outlook for paramedics is extremely favorable over the next decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The schools on this list are raising the bar when it comes to Paramedic education, providing the best combination of affordability and quality to their students.”

To qualify for the Best Paramedic Program list, the Community for Accredited Online Schools requires schools to meet specific baseline requirements. All institutions are required to be accredited public or private not-for-profit entities. Each must also offer students career placement assistance or services post-graduation. More than a dozen different school-specific metrics, from graduation rates to student-teacher ratios, are weighed against one another to determine individual school scores and placement on rankings.

The full list of colleges included on the Best Paramedic Programs list is included below. Find more details on the methodology used to score each school, as well as specific scores at:

2016-2017’s Best Paramedic Programs at Two-Year Schools:

Arizona Western College
Arkansas Northeastern College
Arkansas State University - Beebe
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
Athens Technical College
Belmont College
Black River Technical College
Central Community College
Central New Mexico Community College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Crowder College
Del Mar College
East Arkansas Community College
East Mississippi Community College
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
Estrella Mountain Community College
Gadsden State Community College
Galveston College
Grayson College
H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Hill College
Hillsborough Community College
Hinds Community College
Howard College
Itawamba Community College
Jefferson College
Johnson County Community College
Lakeshore Technical College
Lenoir Community College
Meridian Community College
Mesa Community College
Metropolitan Community College
North Arkansas College
North Florida Community College
North Georgia Technical College
Northeast Texas Community College
Northern Maine Community College
Northland Pioneer College
Redlands Community College
San Juan College
Santa Fe Community College
Sinclair College
South Arkansas Community College
Southeast Arkansas College
Tallahassee Community College
Trinidad State Junior College
University of Arkansas Community Hope - Texarkana
Wallace State Community College - Hanceville
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Nebraska Community College

2016-2017’s Best Paramedic Programs at Four-Year Schools:

Arkansas Tech University
Baker College of Clinton Township
Baker College of Muskegon
Bismarck State College
Broward College
Chipola College
College of Central Florida
College of Southern Nevada
Colorado Mountain College
Creighton University
Daytona State College
Dixie State University
Drexel University
Florida Gateway College
Florida SouthWestern State College
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Goodwin College
Great Basin College
Idaho State University
Jackson College
Lake Michigan College
Lewis-Clark State College
Miami Dade College
Midland College
Missouri Southern State University
Montana State University - Billings
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
Palm Beach State College
Pasco-Hernando State College
Pensacola State College
Polk State College
Saint Josephs College
Santa Fe College
Seattle Community College - North Campus
Seminole State College of Florida
Shawnee State University
Siena Heights University
South Florida State College
St. Petersburg College
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College
University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
University of New Haven
University of Sioux Falls
Utah Valley University
Valencia College
Vincennes University
Weber State University
Youngstown State University


About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools ( was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable 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. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.

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