Best Online Associate Degree Programs for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 14, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled its list of the best colleges and universities with associate degree programs for 2017. Of the 50 schools on the list, East Mississippi Community College, St Philip’s College, Allen County Community College, San Antonio College and Holmes Community College were the most highly ranked.

“Associate degree programs are often the first stepping stone to vocational careers or an advanced degree,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list have shown a commitment to giving their students the highest quality resources for success, while offering flexible, comprehensive online programs.”

To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, each college must be an institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entity. Each school is also considered based on such criteria as their student/teacher ratios, employment services, student resources, graduation rates 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:

The schools with the Best Online Associate Degree Programs for 2017 include the following:
  • Albany Technical College
  • Allen County Community College
  • Arizona Western College
  • Barton County Community College
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Central Texas College
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Crowder College
  • Dakota College at Bottineau
  • East Mississippi Community College
  • Frank Phillips College
  • Gateway Community and Technical College
  • Haywood Community College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Holmes Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Lake Region State College
  • Lamar Community College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Maysville Community and Technical College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • New Mexico Junior College
  • Northeast Community College
  • Odessa College
  • Palo Alto College
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Pitt Community College
  • Rio Salado College
  • San Antonio College
  • Sinclair College
  • Somerset Community College
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • St Philip's College
  • State Fair Community College
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Trinity Valley Community College
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Tyler Junior College
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Western Nebraska Community College
  • Western Oklahoma State College
  • Western Wyoming Community College
  • Williston State College
  • Yavapai College

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