South Carolina's Best Online Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 30, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in South Carolina for 2017. 18 four-year schools were ranked, with Converse College, University of South Carolina Columbia, Clemson University, Coker College and North Greenville University taking the top five spots. Six of South Carolina’s two-year colleges also made the list, with Spartanburg Community College, Trident Technical College and Piedmont Technical College taking the top three.

“These South Carolina colleges and universities have distinguished themselves for their high-quality online certificate and degree programs and resources,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “The flexibility these online courses provide allows more students to earn a degree during times that make the most sense with their schedules.”

To earn a spot on a Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each is also judged based on an in-depth analysis of such criteria as student/teacher ratios, availability of academic counseling, graduation rates and financial aid opportunity.

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

South Carolina’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
  • Anderson University
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Coker College
  • Columbia International University
  • Converse College
  • Francis Marion University
  • Lander University
  • Limestone College
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • North Greenville University
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken
  • University of South Carolina-Beaufort
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate
Washington’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
  • Piedmont Technical College
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
  • Tri-County Technical College
  • Trident Technical College

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