Affordable Colleges Online, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, has released its rankings for the 2016-2017 Best Online Colleges in Louisiana.
Delgado Community College is at number six on the list, which includes 17 four-year institutions and six two-year colleges.
According to a recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group, the online student population in the country is now over 7 million, including nearly 8,000 undergraduate students in Louisiana who are enrolled in at least one distance learning course.
“We wanted to highlight the schools in each state that are driving innovative learning and meeting demands of students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AC Online. “These schools are not only offering great programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”
In order for colleges to qualify for this ranking they must be a public or private not-for-profit accredited institution. Ranked schools must offer at least three online associate degree programs with an annual tuition fee less than $5,000.
Qualifying schools were then evaluated based on the:
An in-depth look at the Best Online Colleges in Louisiana for 2016-2017 can be seen here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/louisiana/#best-college-ranking
Affordable Colleges Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score.
About AC Online: Affordable Colleges Online.org (AC Online) 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 700 post-secondary institutions and nearly 100 government organizations.