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Lees-McRae Named Best Online College in North Carolina & Fourth Most Affordable in State

Lees-McRae College was named no. 1 on a list of Best Online Colleges in North Carolina by OnlineColleges.net. With the distribution of a generous gift aid package to all online students, the institution was also recognized as the no. 4 most affordable online college in the state.

To determine their rankings, OnlineColleges.net looked at factors such as academic quality and reputation, program strength, cost, and student aid. The published list includes distinct attributes of Lees-McRae’s online degree completion programs such as the availability of SALT, a free financial aid assistance that gives students access to money management tools, loan advice and job listings.

“In a state with many flexible learning options, we are honored to be recognized as having the top online programs,” stated Bo Bennett, vice president of online learning. “At Lees-McRae we are dedicated to providing superior education at a reasonable cost.”

Lees-McRae Online offers two-year degree completion programs in Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Human Services and RN to BSN. Online students account for 26 percent of the total Lees-McRae enrollment.

For more information about online programs at Lees-McRae, visit lmc.edu/online. View the rankings at OnlineColleges.net.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 1,000 students hailing from 31 states and more than 8 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning. For more information, please visit www.lmc.edu or call 828-898-5241.