BestColleges Announces 2018 List of 50 Best Colleges Online

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Looking for the best college to take online classes? has released it’s 2018 list of 50 best colleges online. 

Today, one in 3 U.S. college students take at least one online class. In fact, online degree programs have outpaced the growth of traditional degree programs in the last decade. As a leading authority in online education, has seen the demand for online education grow because it serves as a flexible and affordable option for parents and full-time workers.

Our ranking methodology holds universities to the highest standard of excellence to ensure that students are presented with colleges they can depend on. All public and private universities in the United States are ranked using 9 key data points derived from the National Center for Education Statistics, broken down into 3 weighted categories: academic quality, affordability, and online programming. compiled lists of the best online schools in the country, split between schools offering 4-year and 2-year programs. Assessments were made using qualitative measures and data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics and from individual schools themselves. Each ranked school is fully accredited. Our lists will help you find out which schools offer online degrees in the subjects and majors you are interested in. Each school included in our rankings of the best online universities and colleges is a not-for-profit institution that offers at least three accredited, 100% online degree programs.

Among Arizona-based colleges, Arizona State University ranked #8 and the University of Arizona ranked #46. 

To view the comprehensive list, click here

If you’d like more resources on choosing the right school for you, online versus traditional college, a list of online colleges by state, the most affordable online community colleges, a list of scholarship and financial aid, as well as annual trends in online eduction, visit our website at

About Best partners with to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. We also host a wide array of free college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare for the world after college

Our regularly updated collection of college rankings will keep you informed about what schools across the country have to offer in terms of top-rated academics and student lifestyle. From degree programs to campus amenities, we do the research on what matters.

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