New 2018 Best Online Colleges Report by BestColleges.com

South San Francisco, CA  December 7, 2017 Submitted by Andrew Fernandez, Outreach Coordinator | BestColleges.com

BestColleges.com is an online, college planning resource for current and prospective students. Designed to be the first stop for students planning the next step in their education, they offer information on college programs and financing options. They also offer a number of academic guides to help students succeed once enrolled in school. Recently, they have created a resource to acknowledge the top 50 online universities in the nation based on academic quality, affordability, and online programming. In addition to their ranking, they outline the history and projected growth of online education and include helpful tips on choosing the best school.

Today, one in 3 U.S. college students take at least one online class. In fact, online degree programs have outpaced the growth of traditional degree programs in the last decade. As a leading authority in online education, we’ve seen the demand for online education grow because it serves as a flexible and affordable option for parents and full-time workers.

Our ranking methodology holds universities to the highest standard of excellence to ensure that students are presented with colleges they can depend on. All public and private universities in the United States are ranked using 9 key data points derived from the National Center for Education Statistics, broken down into 3 weighted categories: academic quality, affordability, and online programming.

For more information, the resource can be found here: http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-online-schools/.

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