Pennsylvania's Best Online Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) April 18, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best online colleges and universities in Pennsylvania for 2017. The top 50 four-year schools were named, with Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University and University of Pittsburgh honored as the top five. 12 two-year colleges were also recognized, with Harrisburg Area Community College, Community College of Allegheny County, Westmoreland County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Bucks County Community College taking the top five spots.

“These Pennsylvania colleges and universities have proven their value when it comes to providing high-quality online certificate and degree programs,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “In addition to strong academics, these schools also offer their online students exceptional counseling and support resources that foster success.”

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. Several additional data points are taken into consideration when scoring each school, including financial aid offerings, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates, student services and academic resources.

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 Pennsylvania 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
Best Online Two-Year Schools in Pennsylvania for 2017 include the following:
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Harcum College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Northampton County Area Community College
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • Reading Area Community College
  • Westmoreland County Community College

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