EUGENE, Ore., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2017 ranking for the 23 Best Online Colleges in Illinois.
Online colleges are frequently considered by mid-career professionals, people looking for a career change, or prospective undergraduates looking to save time and money. The state of Illinois is home to a number of quality online colleges, and with a GDP of $775 million that ranks among the top 20 countries in the world, and playing host to numerous large corporations and key financial institutions, it also presents a promising tableau for those seeking a boost in their career.
"Does it matter where an online college is located? Well, for one, at a public school that offers online degrees, in-state students often save money on tuition," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Secondly, even if you're studying remotely, one of the biggest benefits to college besides the education itself is developing networks of people you can work and collaborate with. So it's worth considering where your networks will be located."
College Choice developed the 2017 ranking for the 23 Best Online Colleges in Illinois using a few key factors, including annual tuition, financial aid, and post-degree career success. This information was researched using a variety of publicly available resources, including PayScale.com, individual school websites, and the National Center for Education Statistics.
The College Choice 2017 ranking for the 23 Best Online Colleges in Illinois finds University of Illinois at Chicago in the top spot. University of Illinois at Springfield and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign round out the top three.
The complete rankings are as follows:
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Western Illinois University
Loyola University Chicago
University of St. Francis-Joliet
Concordia University – Chicago
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Eastern Illinois University
Governors State University
Trinity International University – Illinois
Illinois State University
Lincoln Christian University
National Louis University
North Park University
Illinois Institute of Technology
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice