In a recent ranking study released by Affordable Colleges Online– a resource for online learning and college affordability information—Lees-McRae online programs ranked among the top in North Carolina for the years 2016 through 2017.
“According to a recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group, the online student population in the country is now over 7 million,” according to the Affordable Colleges Online release. “More than 33 percent of all undergraduate students in North Carolina are enrolled in online distance education classes.”
“We wanted to highlight the schools in each state that are driving innovative learning and meeting demands of students,” said CEO and Founder of AC Online Dan Schuessler. “These schools are not only offering great programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”
In order for universities to qualify for this ranking they must be public or private, not for profit, institution and offer at least three online bachelor degree programs with an annual tuition fee less than $25,000.
Qualifying schools were then evaluated based on tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students, percent of full time undergraduate students receiving institutional financial aid, number of online programs offered and student-to-teacher ratio.
A list of the full ranking can be found here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/north-carolina/#best-college-ranking