Best Online Schools in North Carolina for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) April 12, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has announced North Carolina’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. 31 four-year schools made the list, with North Carolina State University at Raleigh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro taking the top five spots. Of the 44 two-year colleges that also made the list, Piedmont Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Durham Technical Community College, Blue Ridge Community College and Pitt Community College were top five schools.

“The schools on our list have dedicated themselves to providing students with the tools they need to earn an online certificate or degree without sacrificing quality,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “Our analysis of government data shows that these accredited North Carolina schools have stellar student services and program offerings to suit the needs of even the busiest student.”

To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in North Carolina” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional metrics including financial aid availability, the number of student services, academic counseling student/teacher ratios and graduation rates.

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

The Best Online Four-Year Schools in North Carolina for 2017 include the following:
  • Appalachian State University
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Campbell University
  • Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
  • East Carolina University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • John Wesley University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Methodist University
  • Mid-Atlantic Christian University
  • Montreat College
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Piedmont International University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Salem College
  • St Andrews University
  • The College at Southeastern
  • University of Mount Olive
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University
The Best Online Two-Year Schools in North Carolina for 2017 include the following:
  • Alamance Community College
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • Bladen Community College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Brunswick Community College
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Carteret Community College
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Cleveland Community College
  • Coastal Carolina Community College
  • College of the Albemarle
  • Craven Community College
  • Davidson County Community College
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Gaston College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Haywood Community College
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Mayland Community College
  • Mitchell Community College
  • Montgomery Community College
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Piedmont Community College
  • Pitt Community College
  • Richmond Community College
  • Roanoke-Chowan Community College
  • Robeson Community College
  • Sandhills Community College
  • South Piedmont Community College
  • Southwestern Community College
  • Stanly Community College
  • Surry Community College
  • Tri-County Community College
  • Vance-Granville Community College
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Wayne Community College
  • Western Piedmont Community College
  • Wilkes Community College
  • Wilson Community College

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