DURHAM, N.C., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the Top 25 Online Christian Colleges and Universities 2017.
This ranking gave consideration to schools with fully online degree programs that are members or member eligible of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Each intentionally Christian school included here offers degree programs that are 100% online and excel in categories of selectivity, student interaction, available financial aid and overall student satisfaction.
Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, claimed the top spot on the list, while Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas Baptist University of Dallas, Texas, complete the top three. The ranking can be viewed at http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/best-online-christian-colleges-and-universities/.
Other schools making the list include (in alphabetical order):
Asbury University - Wilmore, Kentucky
Bethel College--IN - Mishawaka, Indiana
Bethel University - St. Paul, Minnesota
California Baptist University - Riverside, California
Concordia University Irvine - Irvine, California
Eastern University - Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
Fresno Pacific University - Fresno, California
Geneva College - Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Greenville College - Greenville, Illinois
Hope International University - Fullerton, California
Houghton College - Houghton, New York
Huntington University - Huntington, Indiana
Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion, Indiana
King University - Bristol, Tennessee
Mount Vernon Nazarene University - Mount Vernon, Ohio
North Greenville University - Tigerville, South Carolina
Northwest University - Kirkland, Washington
Northwestern College - Orange City, Iowa
Oral Roberts University - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Regent University - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Simpson University - Redding, California
The Master's University - Santa Clarita, California
Anna-Rebekah Orr, site editor at Christian Universities Online, states that the goal of the ranking is to highlight schools that provide the best online experience for earning a degree. Orr goes on to say, "The convenience of online learning is very attractive to today's students, as it allows flexibility, reduces peripheral costs, and offers many of the same programs available on campus." Distance learning is increasing in popularity each year. The benefits to both student and school are many: a wider reach, more opportunities for faculty and reduced overhead for the school; no travel, schedule convenience and the ability to access materials anywhere for the student. While there are some trade-offs to be considered--like the limitations inherent in not being on campus--the benefits can easily outweigh the obstacles and help a student meet their educational goals without the significant impact of on-campus learning. Christian Universities Online (CUO) is pleased to offer the Top 25 Undergraduate Online Christian Colleges and Universities.
Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/) is an independent online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and many other resources for finding, getting into, and paying for a quality Christian education.
Michael Templeton, site editor
Christian Universities Online
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SOURCE Christian Universities Online