EDsmart Releases the 30 Best Online Colleges & Universities for 2019-2020

EDsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has released the 2019-2020 edition of the best online colleges and universities.

The EDsmart Best Online Colleges ranking aims to help students find affordable, quality schools that provide a high return on investment.

EDsmart's ranking of the best online colleges in the U.S. is the most comprehensive and well-rounded to date. The ranking includes only fully accredited schools. Rankings are based on affordability and return on investment, while also considering factors such as graduation and retention rates according to NCES College Navigator reporting.

"As online college classes become more prevalent, it is important to recognize the colleges and universities that go above and beyond," said Tyson Stevens, managing editor of EDsmart. "Our goal is to highlight these schools and their commitment to higher education."

"The Best Online Colleges ranking allows students to compare accredited programs and find those that best fit their education interests and career goals," said EDsmart's spokesperson. "Beyond providing affordable education, a college is not successful if it does not graduate its students, which is why EDsmart rankings place a high value on outcomes, including graduation and retention rates."

The EDsmart 2019 ranking for the Best Online Colleges ranks the University of Michigan #1 as the best online college with Villanova University and the University of North Florida following.

The complete alphabetical rankings are as follows:

Adams State University

Angelo State University

Averett University

Azusa Pacific University

Ball State University

Bluefield College

Butler University

California Baptist University

Eastern Kentucky University

Eureka College

Fairfield University

Fort Hays State University

High Point University

Hope International Univerisity

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Old Dominion University

Saint Mary's College

Sam Houston State University

Simpson College

Smith College

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

University of Michigan

University of North Dakota

University of North Florida

University of Wisconsin Platteville

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Valdosta State University

Villanova University

Western Kentucky University

University response to EDsmart rankings has been very positive. Sharing the rankings on their websites and via social media has helped schools attract new students and excite existing students and alumni.

The rankings and data were produced for EDsmart, a leading higher education research organization. All evaluated data was gathered from IPEDs, U.S. Department of Higher Education, school websites, and other reputable sources.

The rankings have been published at https://www.edsmart.org/best-online-colleges/

About EDsmart
EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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