Top 30 Academically Challenging Online Universities Ranked by Affordable Online Colleges

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr 8th, 2014 @ 6:31am





Top 30 Academically Challenging Online Universities Ranked by

Affordable Online Colleges

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affordable Online

Colleges has ranked the 30 highest rated and most affordable online

colleges in the US.  The list attempts to reward schools that have

high academic standards as well as lower than average tuition. The

full ranking of schools can be seen at this link:

In developing the list, Affordable Online Colleges scoured the

Internet for reliable, publicly available data about academic quality

and costs.  Factors that were considered included affordability,

quality of education, other rankings, student reviews, recognition by

major publications (such as US News & World Report), and awards the

schools have received.

Highly rated and affordable online colleges can provide students with

a convenient, cost effective and solid education.  It is becoming

increasingly clear that students do not need to sacrifice academic

quality for the ease and convenience of getting educated from the

comfort of home, often at a substantially lower cost than traditional

brick-and-mortar schools. Affordable Online Colleges' ranking aims to

measure the best of the best, taking these various goals into


According to lead researcher Agnes Cooley, "Online colleges offer an

excellent way for busy individuals to earn a degree around their work

and family commitments. This list was created to showcase the online

institutions in the U.S. that provide top-class education at very

affordable prices."

Schools included in this ranking are as follows:

30. University of Wyoming - Laramie, Wyoming 29. Liberty University -

Lynchburg, Virginia 28. Columbia Southern University - Orange Beach,

Alabama 27. Bellevue University - Bellevue, Nebraska 26. Colorado

State University - Fort Collins, Colorado 25. Stony Brook University -

Stony Brook, New York 24. Lamar University - Beaumont, Texas 23. Old

Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia 22. University of North Dakota

- Grand Forks, North Dakota 21. Sam Houston State University -

Huntsville, Texas 20. American InterContinental University -

Schaumburg, Illinois 19. Colorado Technical University - Colorado

Springs, Colorado 18. Kaplan University - Country-wide 17. East

Carolina University - Greenville, North Carolina 16. Ball State

University - Muncie, Indiana 15. University of Northern Colorado -

Greeley, Colorado 14. University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida 13.

University of West Georgia - Carrollton, Georgia 12. Florida State

University - Tallahassee, Florida 11. University of Massachusetts -

Massachusetts (State-wide) 10. Fort Hays State University - Hays,

Kansas 9. Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester/Hooksett, New

Hampshire 8. Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon 7. North

Carolina State University at Raleigh - Raleigh, North Carolina 6.

American Public University - Charles Town, West Virginia 5. Capella

University - Minneapolis, Minnesota 4. Central Michigan University -

Mount Pleasant, Michigan 3. Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona

2. Walden University - Minneapolis, Minnesota 1. Western Governors

University - Salt Lake City, Utah reviews commonly available information

and creates proprietary rankings to help students make critical life

decisions. Our goal at Affordable Online Colleges is to produce high

quality college rankings and resources that will be useful to students

who either are, or are thinking about, furthering their education and

advancing their career.


Brick David (AOC) PO Box 180459 Tallahassee, FL 32318

Phone: (607) 226-8728 Web:

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