CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TheBestSchools.org, a leading resource for higher education, has released its ranking of "The 30 best online colleges for 2014." James Barham, general editor of TheBestSchools.org, stated, "Other 'best online college lists' exist on the Web, but our carefully researched selection of prominent public and private universities offering online degrees distinguishes our ranking."
Barham also remarked, "Some of the schools in our ranking may surprise visitors, such as the University of Florida Distance Learning at #2. Most people don't realize the University of Florida, highly regarded for its campus-based programs, has a substantial offering of online degree programs, especially online master's degrees."
Numerous schools expressed their appreciation for being included in the list. Darcy Tannehill, Vice President of online and off-campus programs at Robert Morris University (RMU) stated, "We are pleased and excited to be named as one of the best online colleges for 2014."
Penn State University, ranked #1 on the list, references TheBestSchools.org's 30 best online colleges article in its Outreach and Online Education Media Mentions (www.outreach.psu.edu/about/newsroom/media-mentions) web page.
TheBestSchools.org created this ranking of best online colleges based on such factors as academic excellence, online teaching methods, awards, scholarly quality of faculty, reputation, cost, financial aid, and number of degree programs.
TheBestSchools.org (www.thebestschools.org) helps prospective online students find the best school and degree program to match their educational needs. Especially helpful in this regard is its collection of extensively researched ranking articles.
TheBestSchools.org's ranking lists the following 30 best online colleges:
1. Penn State World Campus
2. University of Florida, Distance Learning
3. UMass Online
4. Boston University
5. Drexel University Online
6. Arizona State University
7. Colorado State University-Global Campus
8. Florida State University
9. Washington State University-Global Campus
10. Oregon State University
11. Rochester Institute of Technology
12. Mizzou Online
13. Regis University
14. Florida Institute of Technology
15. Northeastern University Online
16. Liberty University Online
17. Robert Morris University
18. Walden University
19. University of Minnesota, Crookston
20. Northern Arizona University
21. Florida International University
22. University of North Dakota
23. Everglades University
24. Brenau University
25. Brandman University
26. Western Governors University
27. Southern New Hampshire University
28. Post University
29. Grand Canyon University
30. Saint Leo University
Contact: James Barham, Ph.D.
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