SPRING CITY, Pa., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College ranking website BestCollegeReviews.org has released its selections for the 25 Top Ranked Online Colleges for 2017-2018.
As technology becomes more complex and modern life grows ever more fluid, the need for accessible educational opportunities has become paramount. In order to meet the demand, an increasing number of U.S. colleges and universities are offering an array of online bachelor's degree programs tailored to meet the needs of working professionals and non-traditional students.
It is with these students in mind that the editorial staff at Best College Reviews compiled its annual ranking of the top online colleges and universities. With this resource, potential students will be able to make a more informed decision as they seek to enhance their futures.
In creating the ranking, the researchers at Best College Reviews began with an initial pool of 85 colleges and universities. Schools were ranked taking several factors into account, with the initial consideration being cost per credit hour. They narrowed the playing field by considering which schools were recognized by prominent national publications. Points were also given for the customizability of the online programs. A point was awarded for programs containing features that wowed us. In the case of a tie, researchers considered the cost per credit hour and awarded the higher ranking to the more affordable school.
Below is a listing of the schools highlighted in the ranking. For the full ranking and descriptions of each institution's offering, please visit http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/top/online-colleges/.
Missouri State University
University of North Texas
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Florida International University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Central Florida
Westfield State University
University of Maine at Amherst
Colorado State University
University of Arkansas
Sam Houston State University
Ohio State University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Utah State University
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
West Texas A&M University
California University of Pennsylvania
Fort Hays State University
Oregon State University
New England Institute of Technology
BestCollegeReviews.org reviews publicly available data and produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs and college facilities. The mission of Best College Reviews is to be a vital resource for potential students making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Best College Reviews recognize that no ranking system is perfect, and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.
Contact: Julie McCaulley, Editor