AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online), a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, has listed Alfred State third overall in its rankings for the 2015-2016 Best Online Colleges in New York.
AC Online used a number of scoring metrics to determine its rankings, including count of online bachelor’s degrees available, percentage of students receiving financial aid, availability of job placement for graduates, and acceptance rate. In order to be ranked, schools must offer a bachelor’s degree or higher, must be a public or private, not-for-profit institution, and must offer at least one fully online bachelor’s degree program.
Alfred State’s online programs include coding and reimbursement specialist (certificate), court and realtime reporting (AAS degree), court reporting and captioning (certificate), health information technology (AAS), nursing (BS), and technology management (BBA).
Dr. Skip Sullivan, president of Alfred State, said, “Our college is pleased to offer a number of rewarding online programs and is delighted to have been named to the list of Best Online Colleges in New York.”
According to a recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group, the online student population in the country is now over 7 million. More than 175,000 students in New York State are enrolled in at least one online undergraduate course.
“We wanted to highlight the schools in each state that are driving innovative learning and meeting demands of students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AC Online. “These schools are not only offering great programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”
To view a complete listing of the rankings, visit: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/new-york/.