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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 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 17, 2016
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Leading online higher education resource center AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released it’s ranking of the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools for 2016-2017. Lists include the top 100 schools offering trade or vocational training programs online, with Washburn University, University of Southern Mississippi, Siena Heights University, Weber State University and Fort Hays State University earning the highest scores in the four-year school category and East Mississippi Community College, San Juan College, Hutchinson Community College, New Mexico Junior College and Tulsa Community College earning the highest scores in the two-year school category. "Trade and vocational programs are making more of an impact when it comes to online education than ever before,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Although many trades require hands-on training, the schools on our lists are giving students more flexibility by offering vocational learning programs online.” Schools are evaluated on a variety of cost and quality standards to determine their position on the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list by AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Each is required to meet specific base standards; all institutions must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and must offer in-state tuition below $5,000 per year at two-year schools or $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Eligible institutions are divided by whether they are two-year or four-year schools, weighed on factors such as financial aid offerings and online program variety, then scored against one another to determine rank. More information on the data points, methodology and specific scores given to each school on the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list can be found online at: Two-year schools receiving honors on the 2016-2017 Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Central Texas College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Cowley County Community College Crowder College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Edgecombe Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Grayson College Great Falls College Montana State University Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Itawamba Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Metropolitan Community College Moraine Park Technical College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Northwest Mississippi Community College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Shoreline Community College Sinclair College Southwest Virginia Community College Spokane Community College State Fair Community College Surry Community College Tallahassee Community College Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Western Nebraska Community College Four-year schools receiving honors on the 2016-2017 Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list: California State University - East Bay Central Washington University Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarkson College Clayton State University College of Southern Nevada East Carolina University East Tennessee State University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Hampton University Hodges University Indiana State University Liberty University Morehead State University North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Old Dominion University Oregon Institute of Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Siena Heights University South Dakota State University Southern Polytechnic State University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Alabama The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Tiffin University University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Mississippi University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Southern Mississippi Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Virginia Commonwealth University Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Wichita State University William Woods 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 | October 28, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has published it’s 2016-2017 Best Radiology Technician Programs ranking for 2016-2017. An online leader for higher education resources and information, AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org compared data from both online and on-campus programs, highlighting the following schools as those receiving top scores: Clarkson College, Valencia College, Weber State University, Idaho State University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale for four-year schools; Pitt Community College, Owensboro Community & Technical College, Somerset Community College, Washtenaw Community College and Chattanooga State Community College for two-year schools. “With higher median pay and job growth projections than many occupations in the U.S., radiology tech programs are a positive choice for college-bound students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Hundreds of radiology tech programs are available around the nation, but this list pinpoints the schools who offer the best combination of affordability, quality and flexibility for aspiring radiology technologists.” In order to qualify for the list, AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org requires all schools with a Radiology Technician program to meet several base criteria points. All colleges and universities must be accredited, two- or four-year public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each schools must also offer career placement services to its grads. Each school was ranked and scored by comparing more than a dozen data points, including cost and financial aid reports, student-teacher ratios and more. A full list of the 2016-2017 Best Radiology Technician Programs in the U.S. is included below. More details on the specific data and methodology used can be found at the link below, along with specific information on where each school placed in the ranking: Two-year schools recognized for providing the Best Radiology Technician Programs: Ashland Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bunker Hill Community College Cape Fear Community College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Columbus State Community College Community College of Denver Cuyahoga Community College East Central College Eastern Maine Community College Galveston College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Hagerstown Community College Hillsborough Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Lakeland Community College Lakeshore Technical College Lone Star College Lorain County Community College Middlesex Community College Mountwest Community and Technical College North Arkansas College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Owens Community College Owensboro Community and Technical College Pitt Community College Rend Lake College Rhodes State College Roane State Community College Sinclair College Somerset Community College South Arkansas Community College Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College Southeast Arkansas College Southeast Community College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Southern Union State Community College SUNY Broome Community College Tallahassee Community College Technical College of the Lowcountry Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Washtenaw Community College West Virginia Northern Community College Western Nebraska Community College Western Wyoming Community College Four-year schools recognized for providing the Best Radiology Technician Programs: Arkansas State University - Main Campus Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Bellevue College Bluefield State College Boise State University Briar Cliff University Broward College Clarkson College College of Southern Nevada Concordia University - Wisconsin Daytona State College Eastern Florida State College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Idaho State University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale La Roche College LIU Post Miami Dade College Minot State University Missouri Southern State University Morehead State University Mount Aloysius College Newman University Notre Dame of Maryland University Palm Beach State College Pensacola State College Saint Catharine College Santa Fe College Shawnee State University Siena Heights University South Florida State College Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Southwestern Oklahoma State University St. Catherine University St. Luke's College St. Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota Suffolk University University of Charleston University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College University of Hartford University of Jamestown University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Sioux Falls University of St Francis Valencia College Vincennes 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 | October 29, 2016
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Online higher education and student resource leader Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has published it’s 2016-2017 Best Ultrasounds Technician Programs lists. Ranking the top 50 two- and four-year programs respectively, the following schools received top marks: Tulsa Community College, Hinds Community College, Pitt Community College, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Jones County Junior College; Midland College, Allen College, Palm Beach State College, Bellevue College and Misericordia University. Both on-campus and online programs were evaluated. “The job outlook for ultrasound technicians and sonographers is growing much faster than the national average,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our rankings list the programs that are going the extra mile for students, providing top-quality training that is preparing students to enter the workforce quickly and efficiently.” Ultrasound and Sonography programs were compared nationwide, based on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative data points. Schools were required to meet specific base criteria to qualify; each must be regionally accredited and hold either two- or four-year public or private not-for-profit standing. Each must also offer career placement services for students after graduation. A complete list of the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ 2016-2017 Best Ultrasound Technician Programs is included below. To learn more details on the data comparison, methodology and each school’s placement visit the following page: Two-year schools recognized for the Best Ultrasound Technician Programs 2016-2017: Alvin Community College Angelina College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Blackhawk Technical College Bunker Hill Community College Cape Fear Community College Central New Mexico Community College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College College of DuPage Cosumnes River College Del Mar College Delaware Technical Community College - Owens Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington Delgado Community College Delta College El Centro College El Paso Community College Gateway Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Hillsborough Community College Hinds Community College Johnston Community College Jones County Junior College Lansing Community College Lone Star College Lorain County Community College Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Marion Technical College Middlesex Community College Montgomery College New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Owens Community College Pitt Community College Pueblo Community College Red Rocks Community College Santa Barbara City College Southwestern Community College Spokane Community College St. Philip's College State Fair Community College Temple College Triton College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Weatherford College Four-year schools recognized for the Best Ultrasound Technician Programs 2016-2017: Allen College Arkansas State University - Main Campus Baker College of Auburn Hills Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Bellevue College Benedictine University Broward College College of Southern Nevada Columbia Basin College Concordia University - Ann Arbor Concordia University - Wisconsin Ferris State University Fort Hays State University Grand Valley State University Gulf Coast State College Jackson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kettering College Lewis University Lewis-Clark State College Lincoln University Miami Dade College Midland College Misericordia University Mount Aloysius College Newman University Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oregon Institute of Technology Palm Beach State College Pensacola State College Polk State College Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University - New Brunswick Saint Catharine College Santa Fe College Seattle University St Catherine University St. Luke's College Thomas Jefferson University Trocaire College University of Alaska Anchorage University of Charleston University of Kansas University of Missouri - Columbia University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Rio Grande Upstate Medical University Valencia College 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 | November 25, 2016
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The nation’s best Online Engineering Degree Programs are being highlighted by leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org for 2016-2017. The site released its ranking of the top 50 four-year schools and top 33 two-year schools offering engineering degrees online, honoring Siena Heights University, Eastern Michigan University, Texas A&M University, Indiana State University and Missouri State University Springfield as the highest scoring four-year schools and Holmes Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Crowder College, Tulsa Community College and Diablo Valley College as the highest scoring two-year schools. "Surveys show one of the most popular college major choices for high school seniors is engineering,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “As we see more colleges take their programs online to meet the growing demand, it’s important for us to highlight schools going the extra mile by offering the best combination of affordability and quality online engineering curriculum for students.” Colleges must meet specific minimum requirements to qualify for a spot on the AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranking. Each must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Maximum in-state tuition cost requirements are also set at $5,000 or less annually for two-year schools and $25,000 or less annually for four-year schools. Eligible colleges are scored based on more than a dozen unique data points, including financial aid offerings, graduation rates and variety of online programs. Final rankings are determined based on these school-specific scores. An alphabetical list of the schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Engineering Degrees list can be found below. See the attached map for school count by state. Full rankings and further details on data and methodology can be found at the link below: Two-Year Schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Engineering Degrees list: Arapahoe Community College Big Sandy Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College College of the Siskiyous Columbus State Community College Cowley County Community College Crowder College Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Iowa Community College District Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Gateway Community and Technical College Holmes Community College Hudson Valley Community College Iowa Central Community College Ivy Tech Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Merced College North Dakota State College of Science Ocean County College Odessa College Ozarks Technical Community College Schoolcraft College Stark State College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Wake Technical Community College Washtenaw Community College Western Wyoming Community College Four-Year Schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Engineering Degrees list: Arkansas State University - Main Campus Baker College of Muskegon Bemidji State University Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clemson University Daytona State College Delta State University East Carolina University Eastern Michigan University Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Ferris State University Florida Atlantic University Fort Hays State University Indiana State University Indiana University - East Kennesaw State University Liberty University Missouri State University - Springfield Morehead State University National University Northern Arizona University Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Old Dominion University Pittsburg State University Saint Cloud State University Siena Heights University Southeast Missouri State University State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota Stony Brook University Texas A & M University - College Station The University of Alabama The University of Texas of the Permian Basin University of Arizona University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Central Florida University of Delaware University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Minnesota - Twin Cities University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of South Carolina - Upstate University of Southern Mississippi University of Toledo University of Virginia-Main Campus Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Washburn University Western Kentucky 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 17, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leader in higher education resources (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), has released a ranking of the 100 Best Online Colleges in the nation for 2016-2017. The site honors the top 50 two-year schools and top 50 four-year schools respectively, with the University of Southern California, Harvard University, Drexel University, Canisius College and Concordia University Wisconsin earning the highest scores for overall excellence in online learning among four-year programs. East Mississippi Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Frank Phillips College and Tulsa Community College earned top scores among two-year schools. “Online education is becoming a bigger part of the college landscape each year,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools being honored here are providing excellent education options online, upholding industry-leading quality standards and maximizing student success through support services.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges to meet several quality standards to be considered for placement on their rankings and lists. Schools must, at minimum, hold both regional accreditation and be public or private not-for-profit institutions. Qualifying colleges are also scored and ranked based on school-specific statistics such as student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A full list of the rankings and the data points and methodology used to determine the Best Online Colleges in the nation can be found at: 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges, schools included on the two-year list: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Crowder College Dakota College at Bottineau Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Frank Phillips College Gateway Community and Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Haywood Community College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Lenoir Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Owensboro Community and Technical College Palo Alto College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College Rio Salado College San Antonio College Sinclair College Somerset Community College Southwestern Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College St. Philip's College Stanly Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Wayne Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Wyoming Community College 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges, schools included on the four-year list: Auburn University Ball State University Buena Vista University Canisius College Champlain College Clemson University Columbia University in the City of New York Concordia University - Wisconsin Dallas Baptist University Drexel University Duquesne University East Carolina University Gardner-Webb University Granite State College Hampton University Harvard University Illinois Institute of Technology Indiana Wesleyan University Iowa State University Johns Hopkins University Kansas State University Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale Lehigh University LeTourneau University Missouri University of Science and Technology New York University North Carolina State University at Raleigh Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Prescott College Regis University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's University Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern College Texas A & M University - College Station The University of Alabama University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Denver University of Florida University of Idaho University of Missouri - Columbia University of South Carolina - Columbia University of Southern California University of St. Francis University of Virginia - Main Campus Villanova University Washington State University Webster 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 16, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leader in higher education resources at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, has released the 2016-2017 list of Best Online Vocational Schools in the nation. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points, the site scored and ranked schools offering vocational training programs online to determine the Best, with the following scoring highest: Washburn University, Weber State University, Siena Heights University, University of Southern Mississippi and Champlain College for four-year schools; East Mississippi Community College, Crowder College, Hutchinson Community College, State Fair Community College and Tulsa Community College for two-year schools. “Vocational occupations have been growing rapidly since 2000, with some industries showing much higher than average job growth projections through 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on our list are seizing this opportunity, offering top-notch vocational training programs online to help more students prepare to work in fast-growing fields like construction management, medical assisting and other technical or health care positions.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges to meet several qualifying standards before they can be considered for the Best Online Vocational Schools ranking. Each school must hold regional accreditation and be a public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools are also required to provide students career placement services to be eligible. Comparing thousands of eligible programs nationwide, the site scores and ranks each based on statistics such as student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A full description of the data and methodology used to score and rank the Best Online Vocational Schools, as well as a full list of programs with scores is published at: Top 50 Two-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bramson ORT College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Central Texas College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Collin College Columbus State Community College Crowder College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Grayson College Great Falls College Montana State University Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Lakeshore Technical College Madisonville Community College Metropolitan Community College Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moraine Park Technical College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Antonio College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Shoreline Community College Sinclair College Southwest Virginia Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College Spokane Community College St. Philip's College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Nebraska Community College Westmoreland County Community College Top 50 Four-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Buena Vista University California State University - East Bay Champlain College Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clayton State University College of Southern Nevada East Carolina University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Hampton University Hodges University Indiana State University Liberty University MCPHS University Misericordia University North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Old Dominion University Oregon Institute of Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Roger Williams University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Siena Heights University South Dakota State University Southern Polytechnic State University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Alabama The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Tiffin University University of Bridgeport University of Hartford University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Mississippi University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Southern Mississippi Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky 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 | October 31, 2016
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A leader in online resources for higher education information has released its list of colleges with the Best Dental Hygiene Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) compared over a dozen unique statistics on on-campus and online dental hygiene programs across the country to determine University of Alaska Fairbanks, Idaho State University, New York University, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College ranked highest among four-year schools while Atlanta Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Owens Community College, Western Iowa Tech and Moreno Valley College ranked highest among two-year schools. “There are dozens of new dental hygiene schools popping up across the country each year,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our job was to determine which were offering the best overall combination of quality, value and student services to help the next generation of dental hygienists succeed.” To be considered for the Community for Accredited Online Schools rankings, colleges must meet specific base requirements: each must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institution, and provide students career placement services or assistance after graduation. Each school’s place on the lists was determined by analysis of school-specific statistics, including student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. All colleges on the 2016-2017 Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking are listed below. Complete details on the data and methodology used to compile the list, as well as each school’s specific ranking can be found at: Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, two-year schools: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Bellingham Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Cape Fear Community College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Cerritos College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Coastal Carolina Community College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Del Mar College Delta College Diablo Valley College Eastern Iowa Community College District El Paso Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Guilford Technical Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Harcum College Hawkeye Community College Hillsborough Community College Indian Hills Community College Meridian Community College Middlesex Community College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moreno Valley College Mott Community College North Dakota State College of Science Owens Community College Ozarks Technical Community College Pasadena City College Pearl River Community College Pueblo Community College Rio Salado College Rose State College Sacramento City College Stark State College Tallahassee Community College Tarrant County College District Texas State Technical College - Harlingen Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Wayne Community College Western Iowa Tech Community College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, four-year schools: Baker College of Port Huron Broward College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Eastern Florida State College Eastern Washington University Ferris State University Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Gulf Coast State College Hiwassee College Idaho State University Indian River State College Indiana University-Northwest Indiana University-Purdue University - Fort Wayne Lake Washington Institute of Technology Missouri Southern State University New York University Northwestern Michigan College Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Rutgers University - New Brunswick Santa Fe College South Florida State College Southern Illinois University - Carbondale St. Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota SUNY College of Technology at Canton University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Bridgeport University of Detroit Mercy University of Hawaii Maui College University of Louisville University of Maine at Augusta University of Missouri - Kansas City University of New England University of New Haven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of South Dakota University of Southern Indiana University of Wyoming Utah Valley University Weber State University West Liberty University West Virginia 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 | October 28, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), an online leader in higher education information, has released its list of the Best Pharmacy Technician Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Data from both on-campus and online programs was compiled to determine top programs across the U.S., with Pensacola State College, Vincennes University, North Seattle College, Baker College and Seminole State College of Florida scoring in the top five for four-year schools and Arkansas State University Beebe, Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus, Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Cape Fear Community College and Eastern Arizona College scoring in the top five for two-year schools. “A majority of jobs in the U.S., including pharmacy technician positions, do not require a Bachelor’s degree,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “This list focuses on ranking the schools that provide top-quality pharmacological training that prepares students to make a successful, efficient transition from the classroom into the workplace.” Whether offering on-campus or online programs, schools are required to meet specific standards to land a spot on the Best Pharmacy Technician Programs list. Each institution must be an accredited two- or four-year public or private not-for-profit college or university. Each must also offer career placement services for students after they graduate. A dozen other data points were compared to determine where each school scored in the ranking, including financial aid information and tuition rates. Community for Accredited Online Schools’ complete list of the Best Pharmacy Technician Programs for 2016-2017 is printed below. For specific data and details on each school’s ranking visit: Albany Technical College Angelina College Arkansas State University - Beebe Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Ashland Community and Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Cape Fear Community College Casper College Central Georgia Technical College Central Louisiana Technical Community College Cerritos College Chemeketa Community College Clark College College of the Mainland Columbus Technical College Crowder College Davidson County Community College Durham Technical Community College Eastern Arizona College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus El Paso Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Hutchinson Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Johnston Community College Jones County Junior College Lakeshore Technical College Lone Star College Miles Community College National Park College North Dakota State College of Science North Georgia Technical College North Iowa Area Community College Pikes Peak Community College Renton Technical College Sinclair College Somerset Community College Southern Regional Technical College Spokane Community College State Fair Community College Texas State Technical College - Waco Tulsa Community College Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College Wayne County Community College District Western Iowa Tech Community College Baker College Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Indian River State College Jackson College Louisiana State University - Alexandria Marygrove College Miami Dade College North Seattle College Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Remington College - Dallas Campus Remington College - Memphis Campus Remington College - Shreveport Campus Robert Morris University Illinois Seminole State College of Florida Snow College South Texas College The University of Montana University of Alaska Anchorage University of Rio Grande Vincennes University West Virginia University at Parkersburg 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.

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