Ohio's Best Online Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) February 17, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best two- and four-year colleges with online programs in the state of Ohio for 2017. Among four-year schools a total of 41 made the list, with University of Akron, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University and Ashland University coming in as the top five schools. The state’s top 18 two-year schools were also honored, with Sinclair College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Edison State Community College and Columbus State Community College taking the top five spots. Schools were ranked based on over a dozen different data points.

“Student enrollment in schools within the University System of Ohio has grown 8 percent over the past decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “As more students pursue post-secondary degrees, the schools on our list are providing more flexible, high-quality learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.”

To be included on the Best Online Schools list, colleges must meet specific base requirements, including being institutionally accredited and public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is scored based on additional criteria that includes its employment and counseling resources, student/teacher ratios, 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 Best Online Schools in Ohio for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Ashland University
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cedarville University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Defiance College
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Franklin University
  • God’s Bible School and College
  • Hiram College
  • Kent State University at Kent
  • Kent State University at Salem
  • Kettering College
  • Malone University
  • Miami University-Oxford
  • Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • Mount Saint Joseph University
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Muskingum University
  • Notre Dame College
  • Ohio Christian University
  • Ohio University-Main Campus
  • Otterbein University
  • Shawnee State University
  • The University of Findlay
  • Tiffin University
  • Union Institute & University
  • University of Akron Main Campus
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Mount Union
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • University of Rio Grande
  • University of Toledo
  • Urbana University
  • Ursuline College
  • Walsh University
  • Wright State University-Lake Campus
  • Wright State University
  • Youngstown State University
The Best Online Two Year Colleges in Ohio for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Belmont College
  • Bowling Green State University-Firelands
  • Central Ohio Technical College
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Clark State Community College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Edison State Community College
  • Hocking College
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Marion Technical College
  • North Central State College
  • Northwest State Community College
  • Rhodes State College
  • Sinclair College
  • Stark State College
  • University of Akron Wayne College

About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

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