Russellville, AR, United States
Russellville, AR, United States

Arkansas Tech University is a comprehensive regional institution located in Russellville, Arkansas, United States. The university offers programs at both baccalaureate and graduate levels in a range of fields. Arkansas Tech will welcome its first doctoral cohorts in the Summer of 2015. The Arkansas Tech University–Ozark Campus, a two-year satellite campus in the town of Ozark, primarily focuses on associate and certificate education. Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 17, 2017
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Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has announced its list of the Best Schools with Online License Practical Nursing (LPN) Degrees in the U.S. for 2017. The ranking cites the top 12 colleges and universities for online LPN students based on an in-depth cost and quality comparison. Highest scores were awarded to Arkansas State University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, University of Arkansas at Monticello, University of Arkansas For Smith and Arkansas Tech University. "Students who want to find an in-demand career with mobility opportunities often consider getting a degree in nursing,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “The schools on our list not only provide quality and flexibility in their online LPN programs, but are also among the most affordable in the nation.” To qualify for a spot on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s rankings, schools to meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. To maintain affordability standards, AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year. Each qualifying school is scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school and the NCLEX-PN pass rate. For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit: Top 12 Online Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Programs in the Nation for 2017: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Florida Gateway College Hannibal-LaGrange University Indian River State College Pennsylvania College of Technology Pensacola State College SUNY College of Technology at Canton Trocaire College University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Utah State University ### AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best colleges and universities in Arkansas for 2017. 20 four-year schools made the list, with John Brown University, Hendrix College, Ouachita Baptist University, Harding University and University of Arkansas taking the lead as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, North Arkansas College, Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Black River Technical College, Pulaski Technical College and Arkansas Northeastern College were the top five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Arkansas is seeing a record low for unemployment in 2017, which is great news for college grads entering the job market,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have demonstrated value for not only providing a strong education, but also helping students fulfill career goals after they graduate.” To be included on Arkansas “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and base metrics such as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Arkansas” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Arkansas for 2017 include: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Central Baptist College Harding University Henderson State University Hendrix College John Brown University Lyon College Ouachita Baptist University Philander Smith College Southern Arkansas University Main Campus University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Arkansas-Fort Smith University of Central Arkansas University of the Ozarks Williams Baptist College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Arkansas for 2017 include: Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Beebe Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Arkansas State University - Newport Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Black River Technical College College of the Ouachitas Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute East Arkansas Community College Mid-South Community College National Park College North Arkansas College NorthWest Arkansas Community College Northwest Technical Institute Ozarka College Phillips Community College Pulaski Technical College Remington College-Little Rock Campus Rich Mountain Community College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Arkansas College Southern Arkansas University Tech University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton University of Arkansas Hope - Texarkana Arkansas Northeastern College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | November 6, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has announced it’s picks for the nation’s Best Medical Assistant Programs for 2016-2017. Comparing online and on-campus Medical Assistant programs around the U.S., the higher education information and resource provider awarded top overall scores to Youngstown State University, Goodwin College, North Seattle College, Peninsula College and the University of Alaska Fairbanks among four-year programs, and Pitt Community College, Haywood Community College, Augusta Technical College, Piedmont Community College and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College among two-year programs. “Like many other jobs in healthcare, there is a growing demand for up-and-coming medical assistants,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Students looking for the best programs in the nation can turn to these schools, who we found to offer the best combination of overall quality and value when it came to Medical Assistant education.” To qualify for a spot on the Best Medical Assistant Programs list, schools must meet several standard requirements. Colleges must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit entities. Each must also provide career placement services to students. Scoring for qualifying schools is determined by comparison of over a dozen value-based metrics and statistics, including student-teacher ratios and financial aid offerings. A complete list of colleges on the Best Medical Assistant Programs list is included below. Details on where each specifically ranks and the data and methodology used can be found at: Alamance Community College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bunker Hill Community College Carteret Community College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbus Technical College Eastern Arizona College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Edison State Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Haywood Community College Henderson Community College Lanier Technical College Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College Mid-State Technical College Moultrie Technical College Mount Wachusett Community College Mountwest Community and Technical College Nash Community College North Georgia Technical College Northland Pioneer College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Pamlico Community College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Richmond Community College Santa Fe Community College Savannah Technical College South Georgia Technical College South Piedmont Community College Southeastern Technical College Southern Regional Technical College Southwestern Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College Stanly Community College Terra State Community College Wilkes Community College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Baker College of Port Huron Broward College Cabarrus College of Health Sciences California College San Diego California College San Diego Centralia College City College - Fort Lauderdale Clarion University of Pennsylvania CollegeAmerica - Cheyenne CollegeAmerica - Colorado Springs CollegeAmerica - Denver CollegeAmerica - Flagstaff CollegeAmerica - Fort Collins CollegeAmerica - Phoenix Columbia Basin College Concordia University-Wisconsin Davenport University Daytona State College Eastern Florida State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Highline College Idaho State University Jackson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lewis-Clark State College Miami Dade College Palm Beach State College Peninsula College Pensacola State College Remington College - Shreveport Campus Remington College - Tampa Campus Seattle Community College - North Campus South Texas College Stevens-Henager College Trocaire College University of Akron Main Campus University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of North Georgia Wright Career College Youngstown State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | November 3, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), a leading online higher education resource site, has released its list of the nation’s Best Paramedic Programs. Comparing data from both online and on-campus programs at two- and four-year schools, top scores went to Colorado Mountain College, Florida Gateway College, Santa Fe College, Midland College and College of Central Florida for four-year schools; Northland Pioneer College, Eastern New Mexico University Roswell, North Arkansas College, Arkansas State University Beebe and Galveston College for two-year schools for 2016-2017. “The U.S. Department of Labor shows the job outlook for paramedics is extremely favorable over the next decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The schools on this list are raising the bar when it comes to Paramedic education, providing the best combination of affordability and quality to their students.” To qualify for the Best Paramedic Program list, the Community for Accredited Online Schools requires schools to meet specific baseline requirements. All institutions are required to be accredited public or private not-for-profit entities. Each must also offer students career placement assistance or services post-graduation. More than a dozen different school-specific metrics, from graduation rates to student-teacher ratios, are weighed against one another to determine individual school scores and placement on rankings. The full list of colleges included on the Best Paramedic Programs list is included below. Find more details on the methodology used to score each school, as well as specific scores at: Arizona Western College Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Beebe Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Athens Technical College Belmont College Black River Technical College Central Community College Central New Mexico Community College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Crowder College Del Mar College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Estrella Mountain Community College Gadsden State Community College Galveston College Grayson College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Hill College Hillsborough Community College Hinds Community College Howard College Itawamba Community College Jefferson College Johnson County Community College Lakeshore Technical College Lenoir Community College Meridian Community College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College North Arkansas College North Florida Community College North Georgia Technical College Northeast Texas Community College Northern Maine Community College Northland Pioneer College Redlands Community College San Juan College Santa Fe Community College Sinclair College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Arkansas College Tallahassee Community College Trinidad State Junior College University of Arkansas Community Hope - Texarkana Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Western Iowa Tech Community College Western Nebraska Community College Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Muskegon Bismarck State College Broward College Chipola College College of Central Florida College of Southern Nevada Colorado Mountain College Creighton University Daytona State College Dixie State University Drexel University Florida Gateway College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Great Basin College Idaho State University Jackson College Lake Michigan College Lewis-Clark State College Miami Dade College Midland College Missouri Southern State University Montana State University - Billings Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Polk State College Saint Josephs College Santa Fe College Seattle Community College - North Campus Seminole State College of Florida Shawnee State University Siena Heights University South Florida State College St. Petersburg College University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of New Haven University of Sioux Falls Utah Valley University Valencia College Vincennes University Weber State University Youngstown State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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Colleges with the Best Mechanic Degree Programs in the nation have been ranked for 2016-2017 by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading higher education information and resource provider, the site analyzed data from thousands of colleges across the U.S. to determine the list of top 50 two-year schools and top 50 four-year schools. Highest marks came in for Idaho State University, Montana State University Northern, South Seattle College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Midland College among four-year schools; Western Wyoming Community College, Texas State Technical College Waco, Sinclair College, Hinds Community College and Augusta Technical College among two-year schools. “The field of automotive service is growing on pace with the national average,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on this list are offering excellent education programs for up-and-coming service technicians and mechanics, and are also committed to connecting students with job opportunities after graduation.” Colleges must meet several specific requirements to qualify for the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ Best Mechanic Programs list. Each must carry regional accreditation and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Schools are also required to provide career placement or assistance to give students a head start after graduation. More than a dozen additional statistics and data points are compared for each qualifying institution to determine rank on the list, including financial aid offerings, student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A complete list of schools honored for having the Best Mechanic Programs is included below. For details on the data and methodology used, as well as a complete list of rankings visit: The Best Mechanic Programs at two-year schools for 2016-2017: Arkansas State University - Beebe Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Ashland Community and Technical College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Beaufort County Community College Blue Ridge Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Cape Fear Community College Casper College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Columbus State Community College Dodge City Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Fox Valley Technical College Gadsden State Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Guilford Technical Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Hinds Community College JF Drake State Community and Technical College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kirtland Community College Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Maysville Community and Technical College Metropolitan Community College North Dakota State College of Science North Georgia Technical College Northshore Technical Community College Northwest Louisiana Technical College Owensboro Community and Technical College Rend Lake College San Juan College Sinclair College Somerset Community College South Georgia Technical College Spokane Community College Texas State Technical College - Waco Wake Technical Community College Washington County Community College Wayne Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Nebraska Community College Western Wyoming Community College Wilkes Community College The Best Mechanic Programs at four-year schools for 2016-2017: Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Flint Baker College of Port Huron Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Bismarck State College Brigham Young University - Idaho Broward College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Farmingdale State College Ferris State University Florida State College at Jacksonville Idaho State University Indian River State College Jackson College Lake Washington Institute of Technology Lewis-Clark State College Midland College Montana State University-Billings Montana State University-Northern Morrisville State College New England Institute of Technology Northern Michigan University Palm Beach State College Peninsula College Pennsylvania College of Technology Pittsburg State University Ranken Technical College Santa Fe College Seattle Community College - South Campus Seminole State College of Florida Siena Heights University Snow College SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Central Missouri University of Hawaii Maui College University of Northwestern Ohio Utah Valley University Vermont Technical College Vincennes University Washburn University Weber State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of Arkansas for 2017. Of the four-year schools ranked, 15 made the list; University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas State University, Harding University and University of Central Arkansas scored as the top five schools. The state’s top 16 two-year schools were also highlighted, with Arkansas State University Beebe, College of the Ouachitas, North Arkansas College, Phillips Community College and Arkansas Northeastern College taking the top five spots. AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org used more than a dozen data points to determine which online schools are the best in Arkansas. Schools on the list must meet several basic requirements to be included: they must be institutionally accredited, they must be a public or private not-for-profit institution. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes employment resources and counseling, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability. “Today, more and more students are able to access an online education, and students in Arkansas are no exception,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list are best-in-class for providing online programs that suit the needs of students who prefer flexibility for their coursework.” For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Arkansas’ Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Arkansas Baptist College Arkansas State University - Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Central Baptist College Ecclesia College Harding University Henderson State University John Brown University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Central Arkansas Arkansas’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Beebe Arkansas State University - Mountain Home College of the Ouachitas Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas East Arkansas Community College National Park College North Arkansas College NorthWest Arkansas Community College Ozarka College Phillips Community College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Arkansas College Southern Arkansas University Tech University of Arkansas Community College - Batesville University of Arkansas Hope - Texarkana ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


News Article | November 24, 2016
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AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading higher education information resource provider, has released its picks for the Best Colleges in the U.S. to earn an Online Teaching Degree from in 2016-2017. Comparing data on affordability and student success from thousands of schools with online teaching programs, the rankings list the top 100 two-year and four-year schools respectively. Schools topping the four-year list include Dickinson State University, Fort Hays State University, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University and University of Southern Mississippi; schools topping the two-year list include East Mississippi Community College, Arizona Western College, Holmes Community College, Northeast Community College and Odessa College. "There were 3.5 million teachers working in elementary and secondary education in the U.S. in 2014,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “It’s important for us to help aspiring teachers and those looking to advance their career in education find the best opportunities to earn an affordable, quality online teaching degree.” Schools who earn a spot on the Best Online Teaching Degrees lists must qualify by meeting certain baseline requirements. AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires all schools to be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to be eligible. Colleges must also meet minimum affordability standards, offering in-state tuition under $5,000 per year at two-year schools and under $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Final scoring and ranks are determined by comparing data on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative measures, such as financial aid availability and graduation rates. All schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Teaching Degrees list can be found below. The attached map shows how many schools were honored by state. The full rankings can be found along with data and methodology details at: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Arizona Western College Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Baltimore City Community College Bay Mills Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Casper College Central Texas College Coconino Community College College of Southern Idaho Collin College Colorado Northwestern Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Dawson Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Wyoming College Edgecombe Community College El Paso Community College Front Range Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Haywood Community College Henry Ford Community College Holmes Community College Kilgore College Lenoir Community College Lone Star College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Navarro College Nebraska Indian Community College North Central Missouri College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pima Community College Shoreline Community College Stanly Community College Tri-County Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Washtenaw Community College Western Oklahoma State College Yavapai College Appalachian State University Arkansas Tech University Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Chadron State College Chaminade University of Honolulu Concordia University - Saint Paul Dickinson State University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Ferris State University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Great Basin College Hobe Sound Bible College Indiana State University Judson College Lesley University Liberty University Mayville State University Minot State University Newman University North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University Northeastern State University Northern Arizona University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Southwestern College Sterling College SUNY College at Oswego The University of West Florida University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Central Missouri University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Missouri - Columbia University of Nebraska at Kearney University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Northern Colorado University of South Dakota University of Southern Mississippi University of the Southwest University of West Alabama Wayland Baptist University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Western New Mexico University Wilmington University Winston-Salem State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | November 4, 2016
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A new list from the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has identified the Best Physical Therapy Programs at colleges across the U.S. for 2016-2017. As a leading higher education information and resource provider, the site compared data on four-year and two-year schools offering vocational and physical therapy assistant training on-campus and online, giving top honors to Idaho State University, Florida Gateway College, College of Central Florida, Pensacola State College, University of Maine at Presque Isle and Western Iowa Tech Community College, San Juan College, Rhodes State College, Kansas City Kansas Community College and Delta College respectively. “In a field with some of the biggest job growth projections over the next decade, these vocational and physical therapy assistant programs provide a positive opportunity for students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The schools on these lists are offering exemplary training options for students interested in becoming physical therapy assistants or moving onto doctoral-level studies.” In order to earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ lists, colleges must meet specific base requirements. Each must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit institutions. Providing career placement services is another standard guideline all schools must comply with. To determine where each college ranks on each list, the site compares more than a dozen school-specific statistics, including student-teacher ratios and financial aid availability. A complete list of each school’s ranking and details on the data analysis and methodology used to determine which schools earned Best Physical Therapy Programs honors can be found at: Two-year schools on the Best Physical Therapy Programs list for 2016-2017 (alphabetical): Athens Technical College Baltimore City Community College Capital Community College Carl Albert State College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Clark State Community College Del Mar College Delaware Technical Community College - Owens Delaware Technical Community College - Stanton/Wilmington Delta College Eastern Arizona College Edison State Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Guilford Technical Community College Hinds Community College Hutchinson Community College Itawamba Community College Jefferson College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kansas City Kansas Community College Kennebec Valley Community College Kilgore College Lone Star College Lorain County Community College Morgan Community College Mountwest Community and Technical College Murray State College North Central State College Northeast Community College Northeast Texas Community College Owens Community College Rhodes State College Roane State Community College San Juan College Sinclair College Somerset Community College South Arkansas Community College Southeast Community College State Fair Community College Technical College of the Lowcountry Trident Technical College Tulsa Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Walters State Community College Washington State Community College Washtenaw Community College Weatherford College Western Iowa Tech Community College Zane State College Four-year schools on the Best Physical Therapy Programs list for 2016-2017 (alphabetical): Arkansas State University - Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Broward College California University of Pennsylvania Clarkson College College of Central Florida College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Florida Gateway College Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Hodges University Idaho State University Indian River State College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kent State University at Ashtabula Kent State University at East Liverpool Lake Washington Institute of Technology Louisiana College Miami Dade College Missouri Western State University Mount Aloysius College New England Institute of Technology New York University Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Hazleton Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Shenango Pensacola State College Polk State College Seminole State College of Florida Siena Heights University South Texas College Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Southwestern Oklahoma State University St. Catherine University St. Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota SUNY College of Technology at Canton Touro College University of Cincinnati - Clermont College University of Evansville University of Indianapolis University of Maine at Presque Isle University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne Villa Maria College Vincennes University Washburn University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | November 4, 2016
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Today Pearson announced a series of webinars that it is hosting in celebration of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), November 7-11, 2016. The webinars will explore a variety of distance learning topics including emerging distance learning trends, strategies and best practices to engage online students, and new tools designed to enhance the online teaching and learning experience. NDLW is hosted by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) each year to showcase the growth of distance learning and celebrate the accomplishments achieved by K-12, higher education, and corporate online learning leaders. The Art of Virtual Storytelling Monday, November 7, 10-11 a.m. EST Presenter: Kate Nugent, director, product and training, The Ariel Group Participants will learn how to integrate a story into virtual lectures, webinars, 1:1 student coaching sessions and other virtual communications. They will be introduced to powerful storytelling techniques that engage and influence audiences of every size. Storytelling “lights up” every part of the human brain, and the ability to paint a picture for students increases the chances that the learning will stick. Trends in Alternative Credentialing: Benchmarks, Badges, and Noncredit Programming Monday, November 7, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenters: Kyle Peck, co-director, Center for Online Innovation, and professor, Penn State University; Jim Fong, director, Center for Research and Marketing Strategy, UPCEA; and Peter Janzow, senior director, business and market development, Pearson Acclaim Micro-credentials, nano-credentials, badges…staying current on emerging trends in education is a challenge. It is also the life-force of preparing students for an ever-shifting professional landscape. In this session, participants will learn about the driving factors behind the emergence of alternative credentials, how higher education institutions are responding, and hear insights about what’s next. Don’t Overlook Your Help Desk! How Golden Gate University Supports the Demands Their Unique Online Student Population Tuesday, November 8, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenters: Doug Geier, director, eLearning and instructional design, Golden Gate University; and Paulo Dias, managing director, technical services, Pearson In this session, participants will learn how Golden Gate University utilizes help desk services to meet the demands of a unique online student population of adult learners – many of whom work full-time, requiring on demand support, ensuring students get a positive technical support experience for their online programs. The 24/7 help desk support allows the school to offer enhanced technical support, allowing students and faculty to access services outside of regular business hours, 24/7, 365 days a year. Snapchat 101: Engaging Students Online Tuesday, November 8, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenter: Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., professor, accounting, Kent State University Snapchat is currently the number one social media platform used by 16 to 24 year olds and is rapidly gaining users aged 35 years and older. Participants will learn the basics of Snapchat, including how to set up an account, how to communicate with other users, and Snapchat lingo and features (e.g. geofilters, swiping, face lenses) as well as discuss at least four ways that Snapchat can be used to engage students in class using real-life examples. Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices with Learning Catalytics™ Wednesday, November 9, 10-11 a.m. EST Presenter: Terry Austin, professor, Temple College Austin will describe how encouraging the use of Learning Catalytics on mobile devices can revolutionize student participation as well as team-based learning in the classroom. Ask Me Anything: Online Students Tell All Wednesday, November 9, 1-2 p.m. EST Presenters: Joaquin Van Thienen, Florida International University, Broward Community College; Alexandria Pipitone, Florida International University; Amanda Condon, Arkansas Tech University, University of Arkansas Community College- Hope; Andrea Shaw, director of student programs and partnerships, Pearson; and Gillian Seely, director of content strategy, Pearson Over 5.8 million students are taking at least one distance education course. This session will feature three students currently enrolled in 100 percent online courses, and they will discuss their experiences to help institutions better engage and motivate learners. Participants will also gain insight into recent research on student attitudes toward digital course materials. The Advantages of Using REVEL to Promote Success in Varied Classroom Settings and Environments Thursday, November 10, 10-11 a.m. EST Presenter: Beth King, professor, Columbus Technical College Instructor Beth King will discuss how she implemented REVEL and adjusted instruction to improve performance and engagement in her online and face-to-face Introduction to Music courses at Columbus Technical College. For more information or to register for the webinars, visit this website. Participate in the national conversation by following #NDLW on Twitter. Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.Pearsoned.com. The United States Distance Learning Association is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry.

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