2017 Best Online PhD Programs in the U.S.

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 16, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with online PhD degree programs for 2017. Based on an in-depth analysis more than a dozen data points, the list features the top 50 schools in the U.S. offering doctorate-level programs online. Nova Southeastern University, Texas A&M University College Station, Pennsylvania State University, Andrews University and Concordia University Chicago finished as the top five schools.

“On-campus doctorate programs are typically time-intensive, and scheduling can be difficult for students actively working while going to school,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list offer PhD candidates a high-quality education with the versatility of online learning, allowing them to complete their degree on a schedule that works best for them.”

To earn a spot on the “Best” list for doctorate programs, these colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each school is also considered based on student/teacher ratios, online program variety, graduation rates, educational resources and financial aid availability.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:


Colleges and Universities with the Best Online PhD Programs for 2017:
  • Allen College
  • Andrews University
  • Boston University
  • Clemson University
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Concordia University-Chicago
  • Creighton University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Fordham University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Hampton University
  • Harding University
  • Indiana State University
  • Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
  • Liberty University
  • Mercer University
  • Mississippi State University
  • New England College
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Shenandoah University
  • Temple University
  • Texas A & M University-College Station
  • Texas Tech University
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Montana
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Union Institute & University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of New England
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St Francis
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Western Connecticut State University

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