Best Online Schools in Massachusetts for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 31, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best colleges and universities with online programs in Massachusetts for 2017. Of the 34 four-year schools that made the final list, Boston University, Harvard University, Suffolk University, Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Amherst took the top five spots. 12 two-year colleges also made the list for Massachusetts, with Bunker Hill Community College, Bristol Community College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College and Massasoit Community College taking the lead.

“Massachusetts is well-known for its outstanding educational options, and the schools on our list are no exception,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “By offering online certificates and degrees, these schools have demonstrated that they can accommodate even the busiest student schedules while offering the same, top-quality education an on-campus student receives.”

To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Massachusetts” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on such metrics as student/teacher ratios, counseling 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:

Massachusetts’ Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
  • American International College
  • Anna Maria College
  • Assumption College
  • Bay Path University
  • Bentley University
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • College of Our Lady of the Elms
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Harvard University
  • Hebrew College
  • Lasell College
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • MCPHS University
  • Mount Ida College
  • Nichols College
  • Northeastern University
  • Salem State University
  • Simmons College
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University
  • Wheelock College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Massachusetts’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Bristol Community College
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Roxbury Community College

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