Best Online Master's Degree Programs for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 15, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its list of the best colleges with online master’s degrees programs for 2017. The list analyzes accredited online college programs across the nation, honoring the schools with the best master’s level degrees. Nova Southeastern University, Harvard University, University of Southern California, North Carolina State University at Raleigh and National University took the top five spots on the 50-school list.

“For many students, pursuing a master’s degree in a traditional, on-campus setting isn’t an option,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The schools on our list are high-quality options for anyone who needs the schedule adaptability that online programs offer.”

To earn a spot on the Best Master’s Programs list, these schools must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each school is also considered based on variety of programs offered, employment services, student resources, loan default rates, graduation rates and financial aid availability. An in-depth analysis provides scores and ranks for each school.

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 Master’s Degree Programs for 2017 include the following:
  • Auburn University
  • Belhaven University
  • Brenau University
  • Canisius College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Clarkson University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Concordia University-Chicago
  • Concordia University-Wisconsin
  • Drexel University
  • East Carolina University
  • Emporia State University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Graceland University-Lamoni
  • Harding University
  • Harvard University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Iowa State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kansas State University
  • Liberty University
  • Mercy College
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • National University
  • New England College
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Texas A & M University-College Station
  • The University of Alabama
  • Tiffin University
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Florida
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Saint Mary
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of St Francis
  • Webster University
  • Western Kentucky University

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