Our Rankings and Methodology

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Information and data for our rankings are obtained from university’s and colleges’ official websites, the National Center for Education Statistics, and other college ranking sites like U.S. News & World Report

The rankings of colleges and universities appearing on our site were compiled by researching publicly available data from a host of sources in order to derive a useful tool for prospective students.  Our editors have made use of the following sources in deriving program rankings:

  1. previously ranked schools via a variety of reputable websites for comparison purposes
  2. web statistics from each universities’ schools of business
  3. data retrieved from the National Center for Education Statistics and other available sources

We believe that providing students with a ranking built around consensus views in the public domain is a useful tool in selecting a school that fits their needs.

Of course, this guide is just one tool in preparing you for your journey towards selecting an online college that is right for you.  Nothing takes the place of visiting each universities’ websites yourself and requesting information to be sent directly to you for your review.

Our Best Of The Best Online Programs

Associates Degree Programs

Top 4 Online Associate’s of A.S. in Veterinary Technology
Unrivaled Online Paralegal Associates Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Top Online Schools for Bachelor of Spanish Programs
Top 20 Online Schools for Bachelor of Sociology Degree Programs
Top 15 Online Schools for Bachelor in Fire Science Programs
Top 20 Online Schools for Bachelor’s in Political Science
Top 15 Online Schools for Bachelor’s in Organizational Management
Top 8 Online Schools for Bachelor’s in Construction Management Degree Programs
Top 10 Online Bachelor’s in Finance Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Programs
Best Online Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Programs
Top Accredited Online Bachelors in Social Work Programs
Top 15 Online Schools for Bachelor’s of Health Informatics Degree Programs
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100 Percent Online Dental Hygienists Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Accounting Degree Programs
Best Online Bachelor’s in Marketing Degree Programs
Accredited ONLINE Bachelor’s in Social Work Programs
Top Online Environmental Science and Studies Programs
Top 20 Bachelor in Religious Studies Degree Programs
Top 20 Bachelor’s of Special Education Degree Programs
Top 20 Bachelor’s of Art History Degree Programs
Top Online Bachelor’s of Communications Degree Programs
Top Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education Online Degree Programs
Top Online Bachelor’s in Sports Management Degree Programs
Top 10 Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Hospitality and Tourism
Top 20 Online Bachelor’s of Ministry Degree Programs
Top 5 Online Bachelor’s of Information Technology
Top 5 Online Bachelor’s of Computer Engineering Degree Programs
Top 10 Online Schools for Bachelor’s of Human Services Degree Programs
Best Online Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Programs
Top 5 Online Schools for Bachelor of Biology Degree Programs

Master’s Degree Programs

Top 15 Online Schools for Masters in Geographic Information Systems
Top 20 Online Schools for Master’s in Supply Chain Management
Top 20 Online Schools for Master’s in Political Science
Top 15 Online Schools for Masters in Geographic Information Systems
Top 10 Online Schools for Master’s in Law
Top 15 Online Schools for Master’s Degrees in Gerontology
Top 20 Online Master’s of Healthcare Administration
Top 15 Online Master’s of Business Administration
Top 20 Online Masters of Social Work
Top 20 Online Accounting Degree Programs
Top 15 Online Master’s of Management Accounting
Best Online Master’s in History Degree Programs
Top Online Environmental Science and Studies Programs
Top 10 Online Master’s in Sustainability Degree Programs
Top 15 Master’s of International Relations Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Master’s of Civil Engineering Degree Programs
Top Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Master’s of Educational Administration Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Master’s of Elementary Education Degree Programs
Top 15 Online Master’s in Computer Science
Top 20 Online Master’s of Nursing Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Schools for Master’s of Public Administration Degree Programs
Top 13 Online Schools for Master’s of Nutrition Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Schools for Master’s of Health Informatics Degree Programs
Top 15 Online Schools for Master’s in Substance Abuse Counseling
Top 20 Online Schools for Master’s of Curriculum and Instruction Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Master’s of Elementary Education Degree Programs
Top 15 Online Schools for Master’s of Human Services Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Schools for Master’s of Engineering Management Degree Programs
Top 15 Online Schools for Master’s of Electrical Engineering Degree Programs

Doctorate Degree Programs

Top 20 Doctor of Psychology Degree Programs
Top 20 Online Schools for Doctoral Nursing Degree Programs
Top 3 Online Schools for Doctor of Ministry Degree Programs

Online High Schools

30 Best of the Best Online High School Programs

Certificates and MOOCS

Certificate Programs Offered at the Top Online Schools
Most Popular MOOCs by Category – 2015

Highlights

Top 20 Online Christian Schools in America
Most Affordable Online Colleges
Top Accredited Online Colleges
The 30 Most Technologically Savvy Online Schools
The 10 Most Affordable, Accredited Online Colleges
Top 10 Accredited Online Colleges – Online Focused
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Top 50 Green Schools
Colleges with the Best Extras
Tuition Free College and Universities
Top 10 Online Christian Colleges and Universities