Best Online Schools in Tennessee for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) April 19, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, released its list of the best colleges and universities with online programs in Tennessee for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that qualified for the list, Vanderbilt University, The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Union University and University of Memphis came in as the top five. 10 two-year colleges were also honored; Chattanooga State Community College, Roane State Community College, Walters State Community College, Nashville State Community College and Pellissippi State Community College were the top five schools.

“These Tennessee colleges and universities have demonstrated their value to non-traditional students by providing high-quality, accredited online programs,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “In addition to outstanding educational options, these schools also offer excellent academic resources to better help their online students succeed.”

To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on government-sourced metrics that include graduation rates, the availability of academic and student services, financial aid opportunities and student/teacher ratios.

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 Tennessee for 2017 include the following:
  • Alvernia University
  • Arcadia University
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Carlow University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Chatham University
  • Clarks Summit University
  • Delaware Valley University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Eastern University
  • Gannon University
  • Geneva College
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Immaculata University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
  • Keystone College
  • King's College
  • La Roche College
  • La Salle University
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • Lehigh University
  • Marywood University
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Messiah College
  • Misericordia University
  • Mount Aloysius College
  • Neumann University
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango
  • Philadelphia University
  • Point Park University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rosemont College
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Seton Hill University
  • Temple University
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
  • University of Scranton
  • University of the Sciences
  • University of Valley Forge
  • Villanova University
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Widener University-Main Campus
  • Wilkes University
  • Wilson College
The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Tennessee for 2017 include the following:
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Roane State Community College
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Walters State Community College

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