EUGENE, Ore., Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2017 ranking for the Best Online Colleges in Florida.
As the typical profile of an incoming college freshman has become more varied, colleges have created online programs of unprecedented quality and abundance. Some online degrees can be completed without ever stepping foot on a college campus, while others give students the flexibility to complete part of their degree requirements online.
"Florida has long had a diverse landscape of excellent colleges and universities, and many of their online programs and institutions are similarly top-notch," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice said of the ranking. "Fortunately, online programs have shed their negative stigma. So now you can get an equally competitive college degree online—and pay half the price."
College Choice created the 2017 ranking for Best Online Colleges in Florida based on a program's reputation alongside its average return on investment. The sources for this information come from a variety of publicly accessible records, including a nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale.com.
The College Choice 2017 ranking for the Best Online Colleges in Florida finds the online program at the University of Florida in the top spot. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Florida Institute of Technology round out the top three.
The complete alphabetical rankings are as follows:
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Johnson University Florida, Kissimmee, FL
Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
Rasmussen College, Multiple Locations
Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
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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