Best Online Colleges for 2018

Online two-year and four-year colleges represent some of the most affordable ways to enter higher education. Academic programs at the two-year level provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts and basics within certain major paths. Vocational programs take a more career-oriented track, helping students acquire specific skills they can apply on the job day one. Beyond the material itself, many junior and community colleges and universities have embraced online learning, opening their doors to a more inclusive student body – from working professionals and stay-at-home parents to those who may not be able to commute to a physical campus. The following two-year and four-year colleges offer some of the best combinations of online program volume, breadth, and affordability available today. See who stands out for 2018.

RankSchool Name Score Tuition & Fees Financial Aid % Total Programs Student-Teacher Ratio Grad RateAccreditation AgencyDescription Additional Benefits: Placement Services Counseling Services Credit for Experience
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East Mississippi Community College
99.25 $$$$$ 66% 67 13:1 N/AACS WASC

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Allen County Community College
96.13 $$$$$ 72% 76 16:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Mississippi Delta Community College
95.86 $$$$$ 54% 67 18:1 N/AACS WASC

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Holmes Community College
95.28 $$$$$ 38% 69 18:1 N/AACS WASC

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Western Wyoming Community College
94.22 $$$$$ 62% 40 12:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Laramie County Community College
91.30 $$$$$ 43% 42 14:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Three Rivers Community College
91.23 $$$$$ 17% 44 21:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Kansas City Kansas Community College
90.93 $$$$$ 21% 29 13:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
90.91 $$$$$ 9% 28 13:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Hutchinson Community College
90.73 $$$$$ 65% 25 15:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Barton County Community College
90.43 $$$$$ 55% 33 23:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Odessa College
90.40 $$$$$ 22% 34 19:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Tulsa Community College
90.21 $$$$$ 41% 26 18:1 N/ACOA APA

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Central Texas College
90.15 $$$$$ 16% 41 16:1 N/ACODA ADA

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Western Texas College
90.09 $$$$$ 48% 14 16:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Rose State College
89.87 $$$$$ 32% 22 18:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Columbus State Community College
89.85 $$$$$ 16% 41 20:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Arizona Western College
89.55 $$$$$ 16% 23 21:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Pamlico Community College
89.47 $$$$$ 21% 24 9:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Central Georgia Technical College
89.37 $$$$$ 2% 45 15:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Mitchell Community College
89.37 $$$$$ 10% 43 16:1 N/ACOC SACS

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College of Southern Idaho
89.29 $$$$$ 45% 19 19:1 N/ANWCCU

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College
89.15 $$$$$ N/A 27 18:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College
88.94 $$$$$ 2% 33 19:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Tyler Junior College
88.81 $$$$$ 20% 18 20:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Casper College
88.81 $$$$$ 46% 10 13:1 N/AHLC NCA

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State Fair Community College
88.78 $$$$$ 15% 25 17:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
88.76 $$$$$ 68% 10 14:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Albany Technical College
88.73 $$$$$ 4% 26 16:1 N/ACOE

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College
88.50 $$$$$ N/A 43 14:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Mesa Community College
88.36 $$$$$ 23% 26 21:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Owensboro Community and Technical College
88.33 $$$$$ 7% 25 17:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Northeast Community College
88.28 $$$$$ 34% 18 17:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
88.20 $$$$$ 43% 21 21:1 N/AACS WASC

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Metropolitan Community College Area
88.20 $$$$$ 28% 21 15:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Lenoir Community College
88.07 $$$$$ 18% 25 15:1 N/AACCET

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Westmoreland County Community College
88.04 $$$$$ 3% 44 18:1 N/AMSCHE

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Madisonville Community College
88.03 $$$$$ 27% 27 19:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Iowa Lakes Community College
87.92 $$$$$ 52% 13 15:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Yavapai College
87.81 $$$$$ 17% 23 23:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Haywood Community College
87.81 $$$$$ 28% 14 10:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Wake Technical Community College
87.80 $$$$$ 1% 33 18:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Cowley County Community College
87.79 $$$$$ 65% 15 23:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Northwest Technical College
87.77 $$$$$ 14% 37 17:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Gateway Community and Technical College
87.76 $$$$$ 8% 30 16:1 N/ACOE

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Southwestern Oregon Community College
87.74 $$$$$ 47% 14 15:1 N/ANWCCU

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Ivy Tech Community College
87.74 $$$$$ 11% 38 18:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Highland Community College
87.73 $$$$$ 62% 12 20:1 N/AHLC NCA

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Northwest Mississippi Community College
87.71 $$$$$ 28% 18 25:1 N/ACOC SACS

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Rio Salado College
87.67 $$$$$ 2% 45 30:1 N/AHLC NCA

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RankSchool Name Score Tuition & Fees Financial Aid % Total Programs Student-Teacher Ratio Grad RateAccreditation AgencyDescription Additional Benefits: Placement Services Counseling Services Credit for Experience
1
Harvard University
99.09 $$$$$ 52% 41 7:1 97%NEASC CIHE

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Presbyterian College
96.37 $$$$$ 99% 39 11:1 68%SACS COC

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Drexel University
95.90 $$$$$ 100% 43 10:1 70%WASC ACS

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Johns Hopkins University
95.39 $$$$$ 48% 34 10:1 93%MSCHE

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Northern Arizona University
94.71 $$$$$ 64% 46 18:1 49%NCA HLC

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Mary Baldwin College
94.40 $$$$$ 100% 39 12:1 38%CEA

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Southern New Hampshire University
94.36 $$$$$ 39% 76 30:1 55%NEASC CIHE

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Concordia University-Wisconsin
94.27 $$$$$ 99% 39 12:1 56%NCA HLC

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Indiana Wesleyan University
94.24 $$$$$ 43% 49 15:1 71%NCA HLC

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Columbia University in the City of New York
94.22 $$$$$ 51% 14 6:1 94%NEASC CIHE

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh
94.02 $$$$$ 52% 35 15:1 74%ACCET

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East Carolina University
93.93 $$$$$ 48% 49 18:1 56%SACS COC

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
93.76 $$$$$ 95% 25 6:1 60%NCA HLC

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Nova Southeastern University
93.65 $$$$$ 95% 60 16:1 41%SACS COC

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University of Florida
93.41 $$$$$ 28% 37 20:1 87%ADA CODA

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Saint Leo University
93.36 $$$$$ 99% 41 15:1 46%SACS COC

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George Washington University
93.18 $$$$$ 77% 32 13:1 81%MSCHE

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Texas A & M University-College Station
92.77 $$$$$ 55% 32 20:1 79%SACS COC

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Siena Heights University
92.67 $$$$$ 100% 29 12:1 43%NCA HLC

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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
92.57 $$$$$ 33% 39 16:1 85%

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University of Denver
92.37 $$$$$ 82% 22 11:1 78%NCA HLC

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Fort Hays State University
92.30 $$$$$ 74% 34 16:1 44%NCA HLC

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Prescott College
92.22 $$$$$ 100% 53 9:1 38%NCA HLC

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Hampton University
92.13 $$$$$ 60% 22 9:1 68%SACS COC

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Webster University
92.03 $$$$$ 95% 24 13:1 59%COE

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Oregon State University
91.91 $$$$$ 59% 30 18:1 61%ATS

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Stevens Institute of Technology
91.82 $$$$$ 99% 16 10:1 79%MSCHE

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National University
91.80 $$$$$ 3% 75 20:1 38%COA

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Illinois Institute of Technology
91.77 $$$$$ 100% 17 13:1 63%NCA HLC

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Colorado State University-Fort Collins
91.72 $$$$$ 51% 29 18:1 64%NCA HLC

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University of Virginia-Main Campus
91.63 $$$$$ 27% 16 15:1 93%SACS COC

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Wayland Baptist University
91.50 $$$$$ 91% 31 10:1 33%SACS COC

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Canisius College
91.42 $$$$$ 96% 13 11:1 67%MSCHE

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Champlain College
91.39 $$$$$ 94% 29 14:1 57%ACICS

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Western Kentucky University
91.37 $$$$$ 43% 31 18:1 50%SACS COC

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Clarkson University
91.33 $$$$$ 99% 14 14:1 73%MSCHE

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Davenport University
91.31 $$$$$ 92% 27 11:1 42%NCA HLC

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The University of Alabama
91.30 $$$$$ 55% 24 24:1 67%SACS COC

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
91.29 $$$$$ 47% 24 19:1 84%NCA HLC

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Judson College
91.29 $$$$$ 98% 14 9:1 41%SACS COC

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University of Southern Mississippi
91.22 $$$$$ 76% 29 17:1 45%SACS COC

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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
91.19 $$$$$ 54% 29 18:1 63%NCA HLC

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University of Illinois at Springfield
91.19 $$$$$ 89% 21 14:1 43%NCA HLC

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Tiffin University
91.16 $$$$$ 89% 29 15:1 42%ACPE

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Concordia University-Chicago
91.15 $$$$$ 100% 23 15:1 54%NCA HLC

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Case Western Reserve University
91.12 $$$$$ 85% 13 11:1 80%NCA HLC

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Lehigh University
91.12 $$$$$ 47% 15 10:1 86%MSCHE

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LeTourneau University
91.07 $$$$$ 96% 21 12:1 52%SACS COC

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Southwestern College
91.07 $$$$$ 91% 31 8:1 53%NCA HLC

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California Baptist University
91.04 $$$$$ 95% 28 18:1 58%WSCUC

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