Ranking identifies the 50 best online colleges for 2016

Analysis shows best online schools based on costs, quality and flexibility

AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a site for higher education information and resources, has released its ranking of the Best Online Colleges for 2016.

The site analyzed more than a dozen unique data points to identify the colleges and universities providing students with the highest quality and most affordable online learning options today.

“We wanted to highlight the schools that offer the best combination of degree program cost, quality, and flexibility,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “These schools continue to adopt and scale innovative learning methods to help students realize academic success.”

To qualify for the list, colleges must have regional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit standing. Schools earning a spot on the ranking also had at least ten online degree programs and an annual in-state tuition under $25,000. To see the full ranking of Best Online Colleges and the methodology used to rank them, please visit the following page:

The full list of universities recognized for having outstanding online learning platforms includes:
Belhaven University
Clemson University
Colorado Christian University
Columbia College
Concordia University – Saint Paul
Davenport University
Dickinson State University
East Carolina University
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Goodwin College
Great Basin College
Indiana State University
Iowa State University
Judson College
Kansas State University
Keiser University – Fort Lauderdale
Liberty University
Mercy College
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Oklahoma State University – Main Campus
Oregon State University
Saint Leo University
Siena Heights University
Southwestern College
SUNY Empire State College
Texas A & M University – College Station
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Tiffin University
Troy University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arizona
University of Central Florida
University of Central Missouri
University of Florida
University of Houston – Victoria
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Memphis
University of Missouri – Columbia
University of Northern Colorado
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Toledo
Washington State University
Webster University
Western Kentucky University

Laura Ascione