by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer
The ranking was based on both academic strength and affordability, aiming to provide a list of colleges offering high-quality online education at a relatively low cost. Each of the colleges listed has an annual tuition rate of $15,000 or less.
Cedarville University offers six online master’s degree programs and three online certificate programs, each fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission’s North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many of the programs have flexible options for completion, allowing students to choose between full-time, part-time or accelerated learning formats.
University of Maryland – College Park and University of Washington – Seattle were the only schools ranked ahead of Cedarville, while University of Connecticut ranked fourth and Morningside College (Iowa) ranked fifth in the country.
The SR Education Group is an education publisher that creates resources for students, providing information about educational opportunities, careers and financial aid. It researches and publishes content about online colleges and posts college rankings to aid students in making decisions regarding their higher education.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.