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Top 40 Two Year, Top 20 Four Year Schools Recognized for Online Learning in California

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California’s colleges have long been known for offering innovative, flexible learning options for online students...providing quality education and affordable rates to enhance student’s success outside a traditional classroom environment., a leading source of higher education and student information, has named the Best Online Colleges in California for 2016-2017. A total of 60 schools received honors, with top marks going to California State University East Bay and Chico campuses, Humphreys College, Simpson University and the University of California, Berkeley for four year schools, and Lassen Community College, Foothill College and Diablo Valley College for two-year schools. The lists include the top 40 two year schools and top 20 four year schools to offer affordable, quality online learning in California.

"California’s colleges have long been known for offering innovative, flexible learning options for online students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of "The schools on these lists are strong examples of what today’s online learning is all about, providing quality education and affordable rates to enhance student’s success outside a traditional classroom environment.”

In order to qualify for California’s Best Online College lists, requires schools to hold regional accreditation and be two year or four year public or private not-for-profit institutions respectively. To maintain affordability standards, only two year schools providing in-state tuition under $5,000 annually and four year colleges with in-state tuition under $25,000 were considered.

To see the full list of schools and learn more about the specific data points used to determine each online college’s rank, follow the link below:

California’s Best Two Year Online Colleges for 2016:

Allan Hancock College
American River College
Barstow Community College
Cabrillo College
Citrus College
City College of San Francisco
Coastline Community College
College of the Desert
College of the Sequoias
College of the Siskiyous
Contra Costa College
Cosumnes River College
Cypress College
Diablo Valley College
Foothill College
Hartnell College
Imperial Valley College
Las Positas College
Lassen Community College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Mendocino College
Merced College
Modesto Junior College
Moorpark College
Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
Ohlone College
Oxnard College
Palo Verde College
Pasadena City College
Rio Hondo College
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Solano Community College
Ventura College
West Hills College - Coalinga
West Hills College - Lemoore
West Los Angeles College
West Valley College

California’s Best Four Year Online Colleges for 2016:

Alliant International University - San Diego
Azusa Pacific University College
Bethesda University
Brandman University
California State University - Chico
California State University - East Bay
Epic Bible College
Golden Gate University - San Francisco
Grace Mission University
Horizon University
Humphreys College - Stockton & Modesto Campuses
John F. Kennedy University
Life Pacific College
National University
Pacific Oaks College
Simpson University
Southern California Seminary
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary
University of California - Berkeley
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